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We’re proud to have donated a solar and battery storage system to St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga, a primary school for children with disabilities. The system will be used to heat the swimming pool and allow the students to enjoy their swimming lessons all year round.

Iain Graham, CEO of Red Energy says "the St Lucy’s story is a great example of the benefits the solar and battery technology can bring. We saw an opportunity to be able to help a school that’s doing great things for its community in a really tangible way. The solar and battery package is not just going to heat the pool, but it will save the school thousands of dollars on energy which can be diverted into its learning programs."

"We are incredibly excited to embrace this new energy battery storage technology" said Susan Jones, Deputy Principal from St Lucy’s. "This will enable us to heat the pool, save on energy costs and do our bit for the environment. From every angle there is a positive" said Ms Jones.

"The swimming program is incredibly important to the students on a number of levels. All children need swimming survival skills but kids with disabilities can be at even higher levels of risk when it comes to water safety. The children also love the freedom of mobility the water brings – so to be able to extend our season and potentially use the pool all year round is just wonderful" explains Ms Jones. "In addition we plan to use the $5,000 we save annually on electricity to invest in our literacy program. We are extremely grateful to Red Energy for their generous philanthropic support."

St Lucy’s Solar and Battery System information:

  • System size: 25.175kW
  • Panels: 95 x JA Solar 265W polycrystalline
  • Inverter: Aurora/ABB Trio-27.6TL-OUTD
  • Mounting system: Clenergy
  • Battery system: Panasonic Lithium-ion 8kWh – LJ-SK84A
  • System performance visualisation: MyWatt online platform
  • Estimated system generation: 40,7701 kWh per annum
  • Estimated electricity consumption offset: 31%2
  • Estimated CO2 emissions reduction: 55 tons per annum. The equivalent of 6 average Australian homes.

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