Country:Australia
Year:2008
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008
Date Ended:2013
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
URL:http://ee.ret.gov.au/energy-efficiency/grants/national-solar-schools-program
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
Description:

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)

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