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You Can Help Put Solar Panels On Melbourne School Rooftops

As many people in the Melbourne solar power community already know, one of the most successful solar panel installation programs directed at helping schools get solar panels for a low cost (or free) has recently come to a close. Partly due to the high cost it inflicted on tax payers, and partly due to the fact that it had succeeded in making solar panels more widespread and more common in the popular mind’s eye, the Australian government no longer feels like it’s necessary to keep it up.

It is true that the program was a success, and that millions of dollars’ worth of solar panels were installed in schools across the country. However, many poorer communities in Melbourne still don’t have solar power. Though it is true that over half of all Australian schools now have solar panels and other green accessories that reduce energy costs, there are still many schools that could use this technology to better the lives of students and reduce the burden on taxpayers in the long run.

Does your child’s school have solar panels yet? If not, you can help them learn valuable lessons in community participation, leadership, and also environmentally friendly technology. You can teach them that they can make a serious impact on the lives of others, and you can do this by starting a community initiative to get solar panels installed on your child’s school. Here are some good ways to start doing this.

  • Notify school officials of your intentions, and send out public announcements of the new initiative, and make sure that people have ways to reach out to you.
  • Call up several different solar panel installation companies to find a good estimate for what it would take to install the panels on the school. Ask the experts in the company about any interesting credits or rebates they may be able to offer the school if they get them installed.
  • Hold organised fund-raisers to help raise money for the school’s solar panels.
  • At the next town meeting, ask people in charge (including the school system’s superintendent) what they think about a solar panel initiative, and ask them what would be the most efficient way to get them installed. You’d be surprised at how ready to help many officials will be.
  • Ask other friends who started similar initiatives how they succeeded. If you have a lot of friends who are prominent in the community, asking for their help and advice can seriously make things easier.

It sounds like a lot of work, and it is, but for people who love the environment and their child’s school system, it’s worth it. The important thing to remember here is that you can be a vehicle of change for the better. When you arm yourself with the right plan, work with the right people, and put in the right amount of effort, nothing is going to stop you from being able to see solar panels installed on the roofs of Melbourne’s schools.