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One of South Australia’s leading social service providers has turned to renewable energy to reduce its environmental footprint and energy costs.

AnglicareSA has embarked on the $500,000 energy efficiency project with local retailer ZEN Energy to install solar systems across Adelaide at four aged care homes and a supported accommodation site.

After commencing the rollout at the end of 2019, AnglicareSA CEO, Grant Reubenicht, said installation plans for a further aged care home are currently underway.

One of five solar systems installed in residential aged care facilities around Adelaide.

“Through the five solar systems already installed and with another planned, AnglicareSA will have a forecasted carbon reduction of more than 240 tonnes each year,” he said.

“This is the equivalent of taking 53 cars off the road or eliminating over 120,000kgs of burned coal.

“As we continue to strengthen our support for South Australians, this project is part of our commitment in developing sustainable solutions for the long-term future.

“We’re proud to be working with a local South Australian business, using innovative technology to deliver clean and cost-effective energy solutions for our organisation.”

ZEN Energy CEO, Anthony Garnaut, said he is proud to be working with AnglicareSA on the energy efficiency project.

“We are pleased to be part of AnglicareSA’s environmental sustainability journey through the installation of 350kWs of solar installations,” he said.

“With plans for more, we look forward to a continued partnership in the zero-carbon future.”

The aged care solar project comes off the back of AnglicareSA’s recent initiative to install solar systems in 37 community housing properties to help tenants reduce their cost of living and carbon footprint.