South­ern Cross Care goes for so­lar in vil­lages

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

SOUTH­ERN Cross Care (SCC) has in­stalled so­lar power at its aged care vil­lage in River­vale in a bid to avoid ris­ing en­ergy costs.

The vil­lage has in­stalled 328kw of so­lar panels which will pro­vide be­tween 19 to 30 per cent of its elec­tric­ity each year.

SCC has spent $700,000 in­stalling so­lar panels on its five retirement cen­tres across Perth and is pre­dicted to re­duce its over­all en­ergy costs by $250,000 a year.

Per­daman Ad­vanced En­ergy, which com­pleted the project, re­ports the so­lar panels will pro­duce a com­bined 657,940kw an­nu­ally, re­duc­ing the aged care vil­lage’s car­bon im­pact by the equiv­a­lent of plant­ing 3700 trees.

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