Solar Schools

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To register for the Solar Schools Program complete the registration form HERE

The Federal Government is offering schools and colleges the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) for the installation of a solar electricity (photovoltaic) system. Through the National Solar Schools Program (NSSP) your school can have up to a 15kW state-of-the-art solar power system installed absolutely FREE.

A 15kW solar power system saves around 27 tonne of carbon emissions annually and will reduce your school’s electricity costs by thousands of dollars per year. The Solar Schools program will also serve as a valuable educational tool for teaching students about renewable energy and sustainable living.

The final round of funding for the National Solar Schools Program is now open for new registrations. To be eligible for funding your school first needs to register, providing some basic details, using the online registration form on the National Solar Schools website. You will be emailed a Solar Schools’ Project ID and once you have this please contact SolarSwitch so we can assist your school with the application process. Applications for funding opened on February 13th 2012 and closes on May 4th 2012.

SolarSwitch has demonstrated experience installing solar electricity systems for numerous schools and colleges under the National Solar Schools Program. We have an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the program and can make sure the process from registration to installation is easy and hassle free for your school.

SolarSwitch offers a complete service, including:

  • Dedicated Solar Schools Project Manager
  • Experience with numerous National Solar Schools Program installations
  • Assistance with NSSP application for funding
  • Assistance with any relevant local council applications
  • Completion of electricity grid connection application and relevant paperwork
  • Installation and commissioning by fully licensed, insured and CEC (Clean Energy Council) accredited installers
  • All solar panels and equipment installed meet relevant Australian standards
  • Highest quality solar panels, inverter and other associated equipment with manufacturer’s warranties
  • Options for wireless data monitoring equipment
  • Installation of metering for connection to the electricity grid

We’re also happy to offer free school talks to students and parents about solar electricity and its environmental benefits.

For a free information session on solar electricity and how to take advantage of the National Solar Schools Program, contact SolarSwitch on 1300 880 969.

email: [email protected] or, register your interest and subscribe to further information HERE.

Read the “National Solar Schools Guidelines.


Solar Schools Testimonials

“This is to certify that St Paul’s Grammer School has gone solar thanks to SolarSwitch and the federal government’s National Solar Schools Program. The scheme offers each primary and secondary school in Australia $55,000 to install energy saving systems like solar electricity. As we have more than 1,000 students we were able to secure a double grant of $110,000.00. SolarSwitch has installed an 11.88kW solar electricity system, consisting of 66 X 180W monocrystalline solar panels, at the school which will produce around 18,000kWh per year helping to reduce the schools energy bills and carbon footprint.

We found SolarSwitch excellent to deal with. They were efficient and speedy in response to our needs, knowledgeable and technically proficient, always helpful and courteous, and professional in every way. We would welcome any further inquiries about their work and would be happy to show any inquirer the work they have done.”

Ken Goodlet, Executive Assistant to the Principal

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank your company for the professional, efficient and timely installation of the 6kW solar electricity system at our school.

Your staff patiently guided us step by step through the National Solar Schools grant application process right through to installation.

SolarSwitch’s office staff and installers were all a pleasure to deal with.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to any school wanting to have a solar electricity system installed.”

Yasuhiro Shimmi, Principal, Sydney Japanese School