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Comparing Schools and Solar Systems

Things aren’t always as they seem.
Take a look at the graph below to begin. Remember not all comparisons are the same as others!

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Why Comparisons aren't
always Straightforward

Comparing solar panel systems might seem simple - but it's important to know that there are lots of different reasons why some schools' panels and systems will perform better than others. Here are some contributing factors you could investigate!

  • Weather at the school's location
  • Shadows over the system
  • Age of the systems
  • Size of the system
  • Solar radiation
  • Seasonal changes

Discover more about solar panel performance

Let's Head to the Classroom

We've paired the tools on this page with some amazing resources, to help you bring new-found knowledge to life.

Teacher’s Toolkit

Detailed unit plans, lesson plans and activities for students from Year 1 through to Year 12.

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Knowledge Bank

References, research and resources for self directed-learning, all in one place.

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Planet Watch

An exciting app that gamifies sustainable behaviour and demonstrates the impacts of energy consumption.

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