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Cranbourne Park Primary School

Setting the Right Example for Tomorrow’s Citizens

In 2018, Cranbourne Park Primary School partnered with Planet Ark Power to install a 99 kW rooftop solar system on campus.

The school’s administration was motivated to adopt clean energy solutions to meet both their sustainability and financial goals.

They embraced the multiple benefits of installing solar panels on campus – both reducing their energy bills and acting to reduce their carbon footprint, teaching their students the importance of sustainable growth by example.

Cranbourne Park Primary School

Case details

Client name:
Cranbourne Park Primary School
Location:
Cranbourne VIC 3977
Completed:
March 2019
  • The school required 300 panels to be installed across multiple roofs on campus. As the several buildings varied in construction and structural integrity, the optimum solar installation design had to be created with careful consideration to restrictions.
  • Footing a significant energy bill from the electricity grid, the school was concerned about the payback time for placing a system of such size.
  • Being pressed for time, the school administration was worried that scheduling and logistics in the delivery of the project would affect their commitment to important school activities.

Planet Ark Power’s experienced engineers considered the restrictions around the rooftop installation and adapted the design at very short notice, meeting the promised project timeline.

All aspects of the project from initiation to installation were coordinated in a hassle-free manner by a dedicated business manager, who kept the administration up to date with the project’s progress.

Through an operating lease from Planet Ark Power, the school was able to have a solar system installed on campus at no upfront cost and save money on their energy bills from day 1!

The 99 kW Cranbourne Park Primary School rooftop solar system got its first report card in March 2019.

With the system is performing above expectations, saving the school 48% on their significant energy bill!

It is set to produce 144,379 kWh of energy annually.

This will have a measurable impact on the school’s carbon footprint, offsetting 154 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, achieving the school’s sustainability goals and teaching students to be eco-conscious and kinder to the planet.

Testimonial

Planet Ark Power’s response was fantastic when we raised concerns around the rooftop installation. They adapted the design at short notice – they were flexible and had expert engineering input.
Their team managed every stage for us – from design to installation – communicating updates so we understood each stage without us having to shift our focus and time to this project instead of school administration.

Steven Condon, Assistant Principal, Cranbourne Park Primary School, April 2019.

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