Modular classrooms in NSW schools powered by renewable energy

Last Modified: Wed Jan 02 2019 07:01:32 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 7,600 KWh
    Amount of electricity that can be generated on an average, in a year, by a modular classroom known as a 'Hivve'. Designed and built by NSW based Hivve Technology, the Hivve, pictured above, incorporate rooftop solar PV, real time energy metering, carbon dioxide metering, data capture and communications to actively manage energy demands and control indoor environment quality. They are also fully air conditioned.
  • 2
    Number of schools that will participate in a pilot program - which will trial the classrooms at St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School in Holsworthy in Sydney’s south western suburbs and at Dapto High School in Dapto.
  • 12 months
    Duration of the trial during which the performance of the two propotype Hivve classrooms will be monitored and evaluated. Data will be collected at 15 minute intervals – to measure their potential to improve the learning environment of students, and reduce the schools’ reliance on the grid.
  • $368,115
    Funding provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency for the pilot.
  • Nov 2018
    Classroom in Bracken Ridge High School in suburban Brisbane becomes the 3rd to be powered using the Hivve model. Unlike the first two solar Hivves, the newest classroom will be entirely powered by solar and batteries and won’t be connected to the electricity grid.