St Bridgid's Catholic Primary School in Gwynneville is one step closer to becoming "virtually electricity independent" thanks to a fund-raising colour run.
Friday's event has added to the $27,000 already raised by local businesses and the school community to install a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System at the school.
Parent Levi Gibson, who will climb Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro in July, to raise funds, has played a huge role in getting the project up and running.
Mr Gibson said he was glad to play a part in making St Brigid's "the first virtually electricity independent primary school in the Illawarra".
"It will also be the largest solar system on a primary school in the Illawarra," he said.
School principal Kathy Uroda said the over $7000 raised from the colour run meant the school had surpassed its fundraising target of $32,400. "It was a great day and importantly helped us meet our target," she said.
Ms Uroda praised Mr Gibson for urging the school to install a 35KW Solar Photovoltaic System.
"When Levi returns from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro we will get started.
"It's going to be exciting to be the first primary school in the Illawarra to be virtually electricity independent and have the largest solar installation."