Rainbow P-12 College is one of thirty-six schools to receive solar panels as part of round two of the Labor Government’s Greener Government School Buildings program.

When making the announcement on Wednesday, Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said, “Not only will the environment benefit from this program – installing a solar panel system at Rainbow P-12 College will help reduce their power bills at a time when the cost of living is high.”

The College will receive a 35 KW system as part of this program.

The Greener Government School Buildings program is contributing to Victoria’s greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Climate Change Act 2017.

Once fully implemented, a total estimated capacity of 9,300 kilowatts across all schools involved in the Greener Government School Buildings program is expected to reduce up to 14,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually and save more than $2.5 million on electricity bills for schools per year.

A solar power system is a strategic investment that can pay for itself over several years. This program removes the upfront costs of installing a system that may otherwise discourage schools from pursuing this option.