West Rolleston - 20 kW

We are delighted to have opened our foundation school with 77 learners from Y1-4 and 16 learners from Waitaha Special School. We have some awesome plans for innovative teaching and learning; and it is exciting to be able to offer the Schoolgen programme to our community. The programme aligns perfectly with our school values and our vision 'to grow as healthy, happy learners'.

Eighty solar photovoltaic (PV) panels have been arrayed onto the school roof in a partnership between Genesis Energy and West Rolleston School. The 80 PV panels will generate up to 20 kilowatts of power, which over the course of the year is expected to contribute about 25,000 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year to the school. Much of this solar generated electricity will be consumed immediately within the school and will help ease the schools energy bills. 

The Schoolgen Programme helps students and teachers to understand more about electricity and ways in which it can be generated, as well as learning about global sustainability. As students and their teachers become more aware of how they consume electricity they can focus on reducing their carbon footprint with energy efficiency in the school and at home.

The interactive graph below shows the electricity generation from the school PV array - you choose how much detail you would like to see. You can also view the schools electricity imported from the grid in real-time and also see the percentage that solar is providing for any time period selected.

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... Personal Computers
*running continuously for 1 month
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Enough to Power
... 42-inch Plasma TVs*
*running continuously for 1 month
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