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.