Brighton-Le-Sands Public School just got a whole lot brighter.
Pupils have returned to a new school year with greener grounds, thanks to the installation of giant 43 kilowatt solar panels.
The $62,000 project was a joint funding effort between the school and the Department of Education.
It was completed during the Christmas holidays and finished just in time for the return of class for term one.
The new roof panels of the hall replace the previous smaller system on the library. It will be particularly useful for hot summer days when fans and airconditioning units are in use.
“We anticipate to connect to the grid in the next week,” principal Steven Mead said.
“We are very excited about not only reducing the power costs for the school, but also the environmental benefits of such a system.”
It is linked to an online portal where pupils will be able to monitor the power generated and look at the consumption of energy at different times of the day as part of their environmental lessons in the classroom.
“Our SRC do a lot of work in the environment so this really taps into a student focus,” Mr Mead said.