STAGE two of the state government's clean energy program will see 12 Redlands schools receive solar panels when work begins in July.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said the program's benefits were two fold, with energy costs to be slashed and job opportunities provided to locals.
"I'm really pleased that Victoria Point State School and Bayview State School are included in the next phases, with work rolling out from 1 July this year," she said.
"The ACES program is also helping to support local businesses and sub-contractors right here in Redlands during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Now more than ever, it is important that we maintain a consistent pipeline of work to support tradespeople and our local economy.
"This is a win-win situation for our local tradies and school communities, and I'm looking forward to seeing panels go up soon."
Capalaba MP Don Brown said it made sense to look at energy efficiency measures as schools were some of the biggest energy users in the state.
He said the program was expected to deliver a reduction of up to 20 per cent in energy costs when fully implemented.
"ACES will provide approximately 35 megawatts of solar generated electricity, making a significant contribution to the Palaszczuk Government's target of 50 per cent renewable energy use by 2030."
The schools to receive an upgrade during stage two are as follows:
- Birkdale South State School
- Birkdale State School
- Capalaba State College
- Ormiston State School
- Wellington Point State High School
- Wellington Point State School
- Bay View State School
- Redland Bay State School
- Redland District Special School
- Thornlands State School
- Victoria Point State High School
- Victoria Point State School
During stage three solar panels will be installed at Vienna Woods, Cleveland, Dunwich, MacLeay Island and Russell Island state schools.
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