Empowering Nicho's Future with Solar Energy
Some may be aware that the Healthy Classroom's subcommittee put together a proposal to install solar power across the school. This is part of a program that's run in conjunction with the Department of Ed and the council.
The total cost came in at $35,275 with a payback period of 2.4 years (an annual saving of $9.7k against a $17k school investment - see below).
The cost will be shared with 50% covered by Dept and 50% by grants pursued by the P&C.
We have successfully had $14k via the community building partnership grant, approved, with a pending Purryburry Trust grant request of $3,637.
We are now awaiting guidance from the Dept as to next steps but we expect to see this move within the next month or so. Stay tuned!