Four Redlands schools are part of the first rollout of solar panels, as part of a state government program.
Four Redlands schools are part of the first rollout of solar panels, as part of a state government program.

Work underway as schools go solar

THE roll out of the Queensland Government's state school solar panel program is now underway, with four Redlands Coast schools due for their panels by July 2020.

Mount Cotton, Coolnwynpin, Hillard and Alexandra Hills state schools are among the Queensland Government's first 30 south east Queensland schools listed to receive the solar panels as part of the $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools Program, with some in the region having already received theirs.

The program aims to reduce the energy costs of state schools through energy efficiency strategies and new technologies.

It is being rolled out in three phases, targeting 800 of the state's 1241 state schools.

Phase one, currently underway, is due for completion by July 2020 while phases two and three are planned for 200-21 and 2021-22 respectively.

See the full list of state schools earmarked for phase one, and those who have already received solar panels here.