The decision to go solar is usually driven by a desire to reduce electricity bills and impact on the environment. While Shelford Girls’ Grammar was no exception, they had identified three specific objectives they wanted their solar system to achieve:
- The fastest pathway to ‘free’ electricity
- The ability to operate with low maintenance and low risk of product failure
- A future financial benefit that could pre-emptively address future power price hikes
RACV Solar designed a system that met all three targets. To ensure the long-life of the system, we installed protective cages around inverters and used internal wiring where possible, covering any external wiring with steel covers.
We also worked with the school’s IT department to integrate everything into their IT system and adhere to their security requirements.
On top of meeting their objectives, the system contributed to a strong positive sentiment in the school community, showcasing the school’s commitment to sustainability in a clear, proud way.
Importantly, it was all done within the school’s timeframe, minimising any disruption to students.