Two students from St Josephâ€™s High SchoolÂ have beenÂ presented with eBikes at a school assembly named as winners inÂ renewable energy projects.
Sony PhungÂ andÂ Cody Peipi were presented with their prizesÂ by Northam Solar Farm contractors Lendlease at a school assembly on Friday, November 2.
The students were selected as solar stand-outs by their teachers for submitting the best renewable energy projects in their classÂ promoting residential solar power to their community, following a site visit to learn about the new solar farm.
While on the site visitÂ the students learnt about the construction, operation, energy generation and environmental benefits of the solar farm.
eBikes areÂ an electric bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion.Â
The students were presented with a WY-B2 westyou eBike each by Lendlease Services operations managerÂ Adrian Matthews.
â€śWe were really pleased to help bring the concept of renewable energy to life for the St Josephâ€™s students, who got to see first hand the facility being constructed which also tied back in to their solar energy studies,â€ť Mr Matthews said.
â€śOur congratulations to the winning students, we hope they enjoy their prize.â€ť
Lendlease, along with its JV partner EMC, constructed the 10MW Northam Solar Farm for Carnegie Clean Energy.Â
The farm includes 33,600 solar panels that return more than 20GWh energy per year to Western Powerâ€™s grid. Thatâ€™s enough energy to power 2,800 homes, reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 14,000 tonnes per annum.
â€śItâ€™s a significant project for Northam and we feel itâ€™s part of our role to helped the Northam community understand the new asset in their backyard,â€ť Mr Matthews said.