Darkan Primary Schools set to get solar panels to help lower energy costs

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Solar panels will be installed at Darkan Primary School after securing a grant to help reduce the school’s energy costs and carbon emissions.
Camera IconSolar panels will be installed at Darkan Primary School after securing a grant to help reduce the school’s energy costs and carbon emissions. Credit: Olena Mykhaylova/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Solar panels will be installed at Darkan Primary School after securing a grant to help reduce the school’s energy costs and carbon emissions.

The primary school was one of 84 schools who were successful in round one of the Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund.

The $45 million fund was established in November last year to install solar panels and virtual plants at public schools across the state.

Agricultural Region MLA Shelley Payne said she would encourage other local schools from the region to apply.

“This is fantastic news for Darkan Primary School, they’ll save on their power bills and reduce their carbon emissions,” she said.

“This also provides the school with an opportunity to teach students about renewable technologies.

“I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing their new solar panels in place.

“This is part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to reducing the impact public schools have on the environment.”

Round two of the Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund will open for applications in term 2.

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