The installation of 547 solar panels on Alwyndor’s Hove property will ensure the business is environmentally sustainable for years to come.
A 200kW photo-voltaic system will cover most of the available roof space of the residential aged care building, and will make a significant contribution to the environmental sustainability targets of both Alwyndor and the City of Holdfast Bay.
Alwyndor is making the $320,000 investment into green energy with the installation of the Solar Panel Array system, but General Manager Beth Davidson-Park said the benefits far outweighed the initial costs.
“Increasing our use of renewable energy sources is not only part of our strategic plan to reduce cost burdens on the business, but we’re also proud to be playing a part in creating a greener future for all South Australians,” Beth Davidson-Park said.
“We expect to reduce our electricity bills by approximately $70,000 each year.
“The money that we are saving will be reinvested into programs and services we offer to our residents and clients which include home care support, residential living and wellness therapies.”
South Australian company Solar Depot from Lonsdale won the tender to install the solar system.
Works commenced in August and the four-part installation process will be completed by the end of October.