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Comparing schools and solar systems

Things aren't as simple as they seem!
Take a look at the graph below to begin. Remember not all comparisons are the same as others.

Comparing schools and solar systems

Comparing solar panel systems might seem simple but it’s important to know that there are lots of different reasons why some schools’ panels and systems will perform better than others. Here are some contributing factors you could investigate!
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  • Weather at the school location
  • Shadows over the system
  • Age of the system
  • Size of the system
  • Solar radiation
  • Seasonal changes
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Let’s head to the classroom!

We’ve paired the tools on this page with some amazing resources, to help you bring your new-found knowledge to life.

Teacher's Toolkit

In this unit, students can compare their school’s solar systems and come up with possible reasons for output and performance

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Knowledge Bank

Discover facts, figures and interesting info about energy, solar and sustainability.

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Planet Watch

Take a tour of the Green Galaxies universe and see how your school compares with other schools in your galaxy and beyond!

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