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Centre embraces solar

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May 09, 2018

Declan Doller, Abagail Secomb, Ruby Draper, Grace Spittles and Billy Davis are learning more about solar power.

Some of the solar panels on top of Tatura Children's Centre.

The future of Tatura Children’s Centre (TCC) is looking brighter with the installation of solar panels at the facility.

The centre is looking to reduce its carbon footprint with 110 panels attached to its roof, enough to effectively power the centre.

Centre director Sheree Carver appreciates the management committee’s dedication in caring for the environment and reducing the centre’s environmental impact on the community.

‘‘It just made sense for our business to reduce our power costs as we are open 7.30am to 6pm,’’ Mrs Carver said.

‘‘With the success of receiving a $20000 government grant, we have now been able to make this project possible.’’

While solar power provides financial advantages, Mrs Carver said the environmental aspects of installing solar power were most important.

‘‘We are now educating the children and they are enjoying learning about solar power, which is relevant to one of our key curriculum areas,’’ she said.

‘‘This is giving all TCC educators a sense of pride that we are making a difference for our centre’s children and future generations.’’

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