On-site Solar Power Generation
CO2 avoided: Approx. 23.4 tons per annum
In June 2012 Autonomous Energy installed a 17.1kW solar power system at Hunter Trade College. This system is one of many solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Australia installed under the Commonwealth Government’s National Solar Schools Program.
The system comprises of 90 x 190W mono-crystalline PV solar modules manufactured by ET Solar. The array is mounted on engineered, solar specific mounting equipment . The modules are connected to 1 x SMA inverter via premium quality (USE2 rated) DC solar cabling. The inverter connects to the electricity network via a digital bi-directional meter which enables Hunter Trade College to use the solar electricity in the school first and export any excess energy produced to the electricity network.
A solar data monitoring system has also been installed at the school to log and display various environmental inputs and outputs from the inverter. This information is displayed on this dedicated web portal - Here
Our organization is committed to reducing our consumption of office paper. There are some very easy steps that we can take to conserve our resources and also help our bottom line. We expect all employees to integrate office paper reduction strategies into all facets of our operations, minimizing office paper use and purchases.
Specifically, employees are expected to reduce the number of pages printed, copied, and faxed whenever possible. Before sending any document to the printer, employees should consider if printing is really necessary. Employees should also avoid printing whenever possible by sharing, reviewing, and editing documents electronically.
When printing is unavoidable, it should be done with care to avoid unnecessary use of paper. Employees should ensure that pages are printed double-sided whenever possible and that unnecessary pages in multipage documents are not printed. Discarded single-sided documents are to be kept on hand and used for draft copies or otherwise reused to avoid the purchase of additional paper. Documents, letterhead, and envelopes ordered from a print shop should be in quantities which are just sufficient for need plus a reasonable margin of error.