Hounville High School Wins Energy Prize and Uses it To Install Solar Power

Jon Capistrano
Jon Capistrano
October 8, 2017

ABC News reports Hounville High School of Tasmania has won the Global High Schools Zayed Future Energy Prize, worth $133,000.

Huonville High could really be leading the globe in education and community leadership in sustainability and renewable energy.

-Toby Thorpe, Hounville High School team leader

Here are the details of the winnings:

  • The school spent part of the prize money to install 125 solar panels and monitoring technology.
  • Students and school staff will be able to monitor the solar power system’s efficiency.
  • The project is teaching students about renewable energy: its effect on future generations, the environmental and cost benefits to the school.

Click here to read the full story on ABC News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Trending Posts

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power Image

The Future of Space-Based Solar Power

Gigantic solar installations in space. It sounds fanciful – something out of Star Wars or Star Trek’s universe – but what if it’s actually possible?

Solar Trust Centre Solar Panel Featured Image

The Victorian Government’s Plan for Solar Aggregation

The Victorian government recently made a call for partners in a new solar pilot program. Although a trial program is always a small step, when viewed in context it’s one that provides an insight into where Victoria and other Australian states and territories will need to go in future: to continue to encourage solar panel uptake, while also properly managing the byproduct of it so an oversupply of energy isn’t fed into the grid.