Solar Boost for Kaitaia College

March 1, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Te Tai Tokerau MP, Hon. Kelvin Davis unveiled the largest solar energy system on a school in New Zealand at a ceremony at Kaitaia College this week.

The 101 kWp, 368 panel system is 25 times larger than an average household system and is spread across the roofs of the College’s gymnasium, library, science, and technology blocks.

Kaitaia College Principal Jack Saxon said the school was working with other groups, including Muriwhenua iwi, to develop an integrated curriculum around renewable energy.

“We’re really happy to be talking sustainability in schools and also for the opportunities we’re creating for rangatahi here in Kaitaia”, said Mr Saxon.

The project, a partnership between Kaitaia College and SuperPower Technologies, will have significant financial benefits for the school and act as a springboard for students and the community to building understanding about solving local energy problems.

 

Tags: Innovation & Technology

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