Solar in the Aged Care Industry
One would think that Australia, land of sun, would be at the forefront of utilising renewable energy such as solar, specifically in fields such as Aged Care, where utility costs driven by energy use can be exceedingly high. And with virtually any external building surface being usable to generate solar energy, thanks to building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), there’s really no limit to the solar energy our country could produce.
Lost term savings and improved ROI over traditional energy infrastructure seem like they should be compelling enough reasons to make use of renewable energy. Technological advances, however, are also reducing costs of the equipment used, which means that ultimately, the formerly cost-prohibitive nature of the switch to renewables is less of a hurdle than ever.
Calibre are currently developing a feasibility study, outlining how renewables can make a real difference to the bottom line, for Mercy Community Services. This will allow the implementation of Solar Technology at their Nudgee campus. The report will look at optimised capacity, rebate structure, annual yield generation, capital cost, clean energy funding and return on investment. It will allow the Board to make informed decisions and mitigate risk with respect to introducing renewable technology. The project is led by Pradeep Pejavar, Principal engineer at Calibre Building Services and Renewables.
An audit of a business’ energy use, with a focus on how solar and other renewables can be integrated in order to lower long-term energy costs, is an efficient and low-cost way to understand what is possible. To get a copy of the Calibre Renewables presentation entitled ‘Solar in the Aged Care Sector’, and to speak our leader in this field about the possibilities available to your business, please click here.