|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Thermal|
|Agency:||Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency|
|Funding:||AUD 421.2 million from 2008-09 to 2014-15|
|Evaluation:||Interim and final evaluations of the National Solar Schools examine the extent to which the program has achieved its stated objectives: - Interim evaluation report: http://ee.ret.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/NSSP-InterimEvaluationReport-V1-20120613-PDF.pdf - Final evaluation report: http://ee.ret.gov.au/sites/default/files/files//energy-efficiency/grants/nssp/NSSP-Evaluation-Report-Final.pdf|
Over $217 million has been provided to 5,310 schools (or almost 60 per cent of all Australian schools) to install renewable energy systems, rainwater tanks and a range energy efficiency measures. The solar power systems already installed are producing enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4600 average households every day. The funding has helped to educate students about renewable energy and energy efficiency, and that everyday actions can prevent the production of millions of tonnes of carbon pollution. The 2012-13 funding round was the final opportunity for schools to apply for solar schools funding. The Program closed on 30 June 2013.
Date ended: 2013 (June)
Last modified: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:07:39 CET