The results of our solar study have indicated that a Solar Panel system:
Any savings we make will be directed back straight back into teaching and learning for our akonga.
We will be generating power that we can’t use during weekends and school holidays. We are looking at local power sharing arrangements as well as options to sell power back to the grid.
No. We will continue to use power from the grid when we are not generating enough solar power.
Waiheke High School is proud to develop our own sustainable source of energy. We expect our power use will continue to grow and this enables us to supply some of our own power and reduce future electricity bills.
We have selected local company Energy Alternatives Ltd to install the system and they are planning to begin installation of our first panels in the April school holidays, weather permitting.
Waiheke High School is part of the Enviroschools programme and has an active Sustainability group. The school will have a working example of renewable energy generation from which we can teach our tamariki about the science and technology involved with Solar power generation.
The project has been kickstarted by a generous donation from a member of our community. We have launched this campaign to help fundraise further money towards the initial cost of the system. Sponsorship of an entire panel is $250 or $125 for half a panel, or you can just make a donation.
All community contributions are gratefully received and we will provide donation receipts. Larger donations will be acknowledged on a sponsorship board as well as on our website.
* These figures will be updated every Friday afternoon.
Contact us for more information: Michelle Barber / firstname.lastname@example.org