Advancing Clean Energy Schools Program Page ContentThe Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) Program is a $97 million investment to reduce energy costs across state schools through solar and energy efficiency measures. More than 800 of Queensland’s 1,241 state schools will be assessed to identify where energy costs can be reduced through solar and energy efficiency measures. These measures may include LED lighting, timers on hot water systems and additional solar systems. The program will be implemented across 3 phases. Phase 1 is underway and will deliver solar panel systems at 210 state schools during the 2019-20 financial year. Phases 2 and 3 will see the program further rolled out to the remaining schools in 2020–21 and 2021–22 respectively.The ACES program is expected to deliver a reduction in state school energy costs of up to 20 per cent when fully implemented, making a significant contribution to the State Government’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy use by 2030.Read more about the ACES program and the list of schools involved in phase 1 of the program.