Queen of Peace Primary School is located in Altona Meadows; a suburb in the west of Melbourne and is one of five Catholic schools, within the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Queen of Peace Primary School opened in 1982. The number of children enrolled are 516 with 62 teachers and support staff that cater for the needs of the children across 21 class groupings. The school is well resourced with eight portable classrooms and a permanent building which houses staff and administration facilities, library, computer room and a range of learning spaces. A separate building is used for music and visual arts and a large hall incorporates the canteen, office space and a multipurpose space with stage.
Queen of Peace Primary School has been a high user of electricity and the management decided to install Solar PV to reduce the use of grid supplied electricity and reduce green house gas emission. Crystal Solar Energy provided end to end service which included, pre approval, total design, installation and commissioning of the grid connected solar PV system. There was an export limit required by Powercor and an export control unit built in the installation. Crystal Solar Energy also conducted a lighting efficiency programme – replaced all fluorescent lights to LED lights in the class rooms and mercury vapour lamps to variable wattage, sensor controlled LED high bay lights.
PV SYSTEM SIZE : 68.8 kW (153x Longi Solar 450 Watt Solar Panels)
Inverters: 1 x Good WE GW 60K-MT 3 PHASE with Extended Warranty + SEC Export Controler
Annual Generation: 71,835 kWh (estimated)
Estimated Savings to date : $37,178 ( estimated 94% Self Sufficiency from September 2021)