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Solar Schools regional program launched

September 10 2020

Horizon Power is proud to announce it has formed a new partnership with the Department of Education to deliver the $5 million Solar Schools program which will provide rooftop solar systems to 30 regional public schools throughout WA.

Launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at Port Hedland Primary School, the program will install 2.1MW of solar PV, create 12 new jobs across regional WA during construction, and facilitate two new Aboriginal electrical apprenticeships.

It will also reduce school energy bills by around 25% and help reduce the school's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 tonnes each year - the equivalent of taking around 400 cars off the road.

The program is part of our work under the WA Recovery Program which will see Horizon Power deliver around $60 million of energy projects across our service area.

Read the Ministerial media statement here.

Media contact: 1800 799 745 

Pictured L-R: Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson; Minister for Education Sue Ellery; Port Hedland Primary School Head Students Emma Buckley and Xave Dawson, Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel; Port Hedland Primary School Deputy Principal Trent Collins and Retail and Community Manager West Pilbara Michelle South.

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