TWO lucky Townsville students and future innovators embarked on a fantastic excursion at the end of last term to learn some valuable lessons in environmental sustainability.
Hayden McDonald, 12, from Thuringowa State High School and Ella McLachlan, 11, from Cranbrook State School visited the Harris Crossing Sale and Information Centre for the excursion last month.
The students were given the opportunity to film footage for the Queensland Virtual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy as part of the Global Tropics Future Project.
Harris Crossing, a project by Maidament Group, is a new housing development in Thuringowa consisting of 800 new homes, and featuring Australia’s largest Tesla Powerwall.
Maidment Group is a Townsville company which creates residential developments while focusing on protecting the surrounding environment, with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
The Tesla Powerwall is now on display at Harris Crossing, which powers 14 “future proof” display homes. The Powerwall allows solar power generated throughout the day to be stored and used at night.
This allows residents to reduce their electricity bills and contribute to a more sustainable environment. The students were given a tour of Harris Crossing to develop ideas on how they can create initiatives for
environmental sustainability. The students also were given a unique lesson on the benefits of the Tesla Powerwall by Director of SuperGreen Solutions Sean Cochrane.
Journalist: Kelsie Iorio
Source: Townsville Bulletin, Inspire. Page 21. 17.04.18.