Round two open for schools to apply for green energy funding

Article Republished By Javier Troconis

  • $44.6 million Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund reducing energy costs and carbon emissions
  • Eligible schools can now apply for the second round of funding for solar panel installations
  • Successful schools to be announced in the last week of Term 2, 2022
  • Schools are invited to apply for the second round of clean energy funding that will help them to reduce their environmental footprint and energy costs.

    Through the McGowan Government’s $44.6 million Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund, solar panels and virtual power plants are being installed at public schools across the State over four years. 

    Applications for round two open today, with successful schools to receive a solar energy system to meet the energy needs of the school population. 

    The fund is already helping 91 schools to become more energy efficient through renewable electricity that reduces their costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Schools without existing solar installations and with high energy use can apply for the energy-saving scheme in future funding rounds. 

    The Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund aligns with the Western Australian Climate Change Policy.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “As the State’s largest employer, and a major influencer of young people, the Department of Education has an important role in promoting sustainability in the community.

    “We are committed to making changes and funding new initiatives that reduce the impact that schools have on the environment.

    “I encourage eligible schools to apply for round two of the Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund, which enables schools to save money while having a positive environmental impact.

    “The fund also provides opportunities for students to learn how to be more energy efficient and contribute to making a positive difference in climate change action.”

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