Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Solar panels coming soon to Kedron and Wilston State Schools

Advancing Clean Energy Schools

2 August, 2019 –

Kedron and Wilston State Schools will soon be getting solar panels as Phase 1 of the Palaszczuk Government’s $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program gets underway.

The ACES program will generate approximately 35MW of solar power and is expected to reduce state school energy costs by up to 20%. This is a significant contribution to the Palaszczuk Government’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy use by 2030.

Phase 1 will see the installation of solar panel systems at around 210 state schools right across the state this financial year, with the installation of panels at over 870 schools to be rolled out by June 2022.

Phases 2 and 3 will see the program further rolled out to the remaining schools in 2020-21 and 2021-22 respectively.

ACES will also boost the local economy, creating 281 jobs across Queensland over the life of the program.

For more information, visit https://education.qld.gov.au/initiatives-and-strategies/strategies-and-programs/advancing-clean-energy