This week our solar energy system was officially handed over to the school by SolarHub.
School Sustainability Captain Gabrielle Cox, several students and Merici's Sustainability Leadership Team were all present to learn about how the system works and see the data live.
As it was a cool and sunny day, our system of 276 panels at 92KW was actually providing 33% of the school's energy even though overall it is expected to average 18% of our usage. Very exciting!
Since the system became operational about 5 weeks ago, 7 tonnes of CO2 have been saved. This is equivalent to the CO2 emissions from charging 892 586 moblie phones! Or growing 116 tree seedlings for 10 years!
It would be great to acquire more solar panels and a battery to store our weekend energy production!