Freshwater Creek Steiner School Solar System Installed

Emilie FlynnNews

Building off the back of 2021’s 60kW solar system install at YMCA Stadium Newtown, we are pleased to announce our next community solar project, a 20kW solar system at Freshwater Creek Steiner School. The project is funded by the Geelong Sustainability Community Energy Revolving Fund which was established to help not-for-profit organisations access renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The solar system was installed during the September school holidays by Vortex Electrical.

Freshwater Creek Steiner School is a rural playgroup, kindergarten and primary school nestled in Freshwater Creek, Victoria. The school’s educational approach is founded on the child development principles of Rudolf Steiner.

Head of School Gabby Brennan says “Our students play and learn in a beautiful natural environment and sustainable practices are embedded in the daily routine of the school. By developing a reverence for the natural world our children are more likely to maintain a sustainable future.” 

“Geelong Sustainability has helped our school realise a long held dream to generate our own solar electricity and reduce our environmental impact and CO2 emissions. This will help us reduce our energy bills so we can invest our precious resources in the children’s education.”

We’d like to thank our major project funders, PMF Foundation and OTTWAY The Label, for bringing this project to life. Thanks also to all community members who have donated to our Community Energy Revolving Fund.

To support this project, and others like it, donate today at our Community Energy Revolving Fund page.
If you know of any not-for-profit organisations interested in installing solar or energy efficiency upgrades please contact us to discuss how our Community Energy Revolving Fund can help. Email us at renewableenergy@geelongsustainability.org.au.