ECE centres have a lengthy list of standards they need to meet to be able to be responsible for the precious children in their care. Not only that, but educators need to provide a rich, varied, and interesting learning environment. When we installed their solar system, we also brought some special extras.
We have have created a fun and interactive presentation about solar power and caring for our natural environment, and it’s available to all our clients in ECE.
The presentation explains to children how solar power works, the impact of energy emissions, the benefits of sustainable energy, and how their own, new solar system is providing energy for their lights, music, and other devices. Children are shown a solar panel which they can touch and ask questions about, and they’re shown on tablets how much energy their solar panels are making.
We also installed an Energy Kiosk at the Upper Mount Gravatt Kindergarten – another inclusion for all child care centres. This digital display provides a live feed of how much power the centre’s solar panels are generating, how much energy is being used, and how much is being saved – all in bold, large numbers with graphics so everyone can understand.
Both the presentation and kiosk have been a huge hit, with children able to see how energy production and use are impacted by the weather, their use of lights and devices, and how much emissions their system is saving. Importantly, the savings are not only to the environment, but to the running costs of the centre.