Solar goes live at healthAbility

17 December 2020

The sun shining brightly in a clear blue sky.

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, solar panels have been installed on the roof at healthAbility – just in time for summer!

The health of our communities relies on the health of our planet, so the decision to generate our own renewable energy was an easy one to make.

Following a five-week installation process, 140 solar panels went live on 20 November and have been generating power for almost one month.

According to data collected so far, we’ve saved around 3,700 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. That is equivalent to planting 95 trees, or the carbon dioxide generated if you drove 15,000 kilometres by car!

We will display these statistics on the TV screen in healthAbility reception. They will be updated each month, so be sure to take a look next time you visit.

CEO Ronda Jacobs recognised the contributions of everyone involved in the solar panel project.

“It’s so exciting to see the solar panels go live so that we can start reducing our environmental impact and demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. I’d like to sincerely thank our funders and dedicated staff members for making it happen!”

The installation of the solar panels was made possible with a grant of $9,240 from the Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020 program run by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

We’d also like to acknowledge our Facility Manager Barry Phillips and everyone involved in coordinating the installation for helping us to become a more environmentally conscious and sustainable organisation.

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