Students in Stirling North Learn About Solar Thermal Energy

Students in Stirling North Learn About Solar Thermal Energy
Teachers at Stirling North Primary School along with SolarReserve representatives created a project for Year 3/4 students based on happenings in the Port Augusta community. The students learned about the Aurora Solar Energy Project and toured the demolition remains of the coal-fired, Augusta Power Station site. They put their new renewable energy knowledge to work by thinking of ways to build solar thermal towers and to manage environmental dust. Students built dioramas and wrote essays on their inventions. Some of the students’ innovative ideas included the use of giant squeegees and high-pressure hoses to clean the mirrors, building a stairwell to get up the tower, and planting fauna and grass to keep the dust down. The projects are on display in the SolarReserve field office in Port Augusta. “I think renewable energy is better than non-renewable energy because renewable energy is better for the environment, it doesn’t run out and it will provide jobs for lots of people,” states one of the students. Spoken like a future clean energy leader!
Stirling North, South Australia
Australia