Simon has advocated solar energy since its infancy and this article was published in the Australian 15 years ago. In those days the now ubiquitous solar panel was considered exotic. So the idea of building the first solar powered school was somewhat outlandish. But a pilot project near Castlemaine proved successful and the rest is history.
This scheme was to cover the roof of a city office building with solar collectors but also using them as sun shades on the facade.