Powering Future Growth

Powering Future Growth

Cedar College installs solar panel array, with assistance of SA Government

Green power as facilities expand

- New solar panels and High School facilities for Cedar College

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Powering Future Growth

Cedar College now generates much of its own power – thanks to the South Australian Government (and the sun, of course!).

Green Energy

Over the last 12 months Cedar College has installed 714 solar panels across the campus, to enable a solar panel system of just under 200 Kw to be commissioned for the school site.

The school would like to acknowledge the generous contribution of $200,000 from the SA State Government School Capital Grants program for school improvement and energy efficiency initiatives that it has received toward this project, with the balance being paid by the school.

This project, whilst generating power for the school, will also provide a learning tool for our students to be able to understand the dynamics of the sun and solar generation, as well as the opportunities we can have to be good stewards of the planet on which we live.

New Two-Storey High School Block

After completing and moving into our new Primary School Science and CLIC building at the start of this year, focus has turned to our next building project on the High School campus.

After many weeks of preparation, the slab for our new two-storey High School building has now been poured. This project begins the second-stage plan of the Creative Arts building, extending both the ground and first floors along the eastern side of the Sports centre, towards Meadowbank Drive.

The building site has been busy again this week, as the walls of the new facility have now begun to appear, as pre-fabricated panels have been trucked in and craned carefully into place.

The new building will house a number of general classrooms on the first floor, while the focus of the ground floor will be five classrooms specifically designed for our High School CLIC program. The new building is on track for completion in 2021.

Mr Jeff Thorpe, Business Manager