Aged care facilities set to ‘join the solar power boom’

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A group of 91 aged care homes from seven different providers around the country plan to reduce their electricity bills by turning to solar power by the end of next month, according to The AFR.

The project, managed by solar energy specialist company Verdia, will fit-out more than 14,000 solar panels and 36,000 energy-efficient LED lights at the facilities.

According to Verdia CEO, Paul Peters, the organisation is in the process of assessing a further 100 aged care homes to join the solar and LED program from a different set of six providers.

If they were to join, that would represent almost 8% of the sector.

The uptake of solar energy in aged care homes is growing, but not new – see our many previous stories on facilities choosing to trial solar power (dating back to 2015) here.

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