Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann congratulated 11 local schools for receiving solar and renewable energy grants from the Gillard Government as part of its $420 million National Solar Schools Program.
The grants of up to $50,000 ($100,000 for multi-campus schools) allow schools to install solar and other renewable power systems and rainwater tanks and implement a range of energy efficiency measures.
“This program allows schools to become smarter about their energy use and water conservation. It also gives students a first-hand opportunity to learn about renewable energy generation,” said Ms Brodtmann.
The schools receiving funding are:
Bonython Primary School $50,000
Chapman Primary School $50,000
Charles Conder Primary School $35,455
Duffy Primary School $50,000
Garran Primary School $50,000
Hughes Primary School $50,000
Canberra College $50,000
Wanniassa School $50,000
Yarralumla Primary School $50,000
Covenant College $50,000
Holy Family Primary School $50,000
John Snobar (Brodtmann): 0435 059 099