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How it works

Solar my School is a Council-run initiative helping schools reduce energy bills, educate students and shrink their carbon footprint with solar power.

We provide free independent support and guidance to primary and secondary schools looking to power their buildings with cheap green energy.

We help you every step of the way from start to finish, to make installing solar as simple as possible.

Our Council teams currently work in selected areas of Sydney and New South Wales, Australia.

Step 1

Free solar feasibility

Pre-feasibility assessment by our team

Free expert feasibility report that:

  • Analyses your electricity consumption and usage patterns
  • Shows right sized system and location
  • Estimates costs and savings

Step 2

Financing the system

  • Information and support in accessing grants and funding
  • Help with fundraising activities

Step 3

Installation of project

Public schools

  • Assistance working with the Department of Education

Private and Catholic schools

  • Tender and contractual documentation to seek quotes
  • Independent evaluation to choose quality supplier and system
  • Support in seeking planning approvals where required

Step 4

Education and promotion

  • A curriculum-linked teacher’s guide for students to learn about solar
  • Launch, media and communications to showcase your project and community leadership

Throughout the project we engage with your broader school community e.g. presentations to your P&C, Board, parents and staff.

Information about solar technology and solar installers are provided for general information only. By accessing and using information on the Solar my School website and other documentation provided during the course of the Solar my School Program, the School acknowledges and agrees:

  • The Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, including any issues arising from interactions with solar installers and technology installations
  • To discharge Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program or arising from the use of this information for any other purpose.

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