Solar Energy Learning at Narmbool
Today, the Hon Martin Dixon (Minister of Education) visited Narmbool Lodge to officially launch the Solar Energy System installed late last year. We also had a number of important guests for the launch, including – Jeremy Johnson (CEO of Sovereign Hill), Steve Coltman (President of the Sovereign Hill Board) and Robin Ferry (Benefactor). Gordon Primary School year 5 and 6 students worked hard to demonstrate effectively how the system will be used in our education programs.
The installation of the Solar Energy System has been an exciting venture for us. The system now provides all the electricity needs of the Narmbool Lodge and it will be a great tool to support our sustainability learning modules.
We have joined the solarschools.net school energy monitoring program, which means anyone can view our energy data online. If you are coming to Narmbool on camp you can monitor the data and utilise it as part of your preparation or post-visit follow up. solarschools.net also has a number of resources for teachers available on their website.