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As part of their ongoing commitment to the environment and long term sustainability, Gippsland Lakes Community Health (GLCH) has installed a 53.55kW solar power system at their recently completed facility at 66 McCullough Street in Bairnsdale.

GLCH’s Chief Executive Officer Sue Medson OAM, said “Creating improvements for environmental sustainability through reducing waste, managing resources and reducing carbon-emissions provides extensive benefits to the environment, reduces cost overheads as well as increases client and community wellbeing.”

She added, “With the cost of operation becoming increasingly higher, healthcare providers that invest in sustainable practice can strengthen client outcomes and create additional efficiencies.”

Leanne MacTaggart, GLCH’s Business Development Manager said, “These solar panels are a welcome addition to our recent expansion and are expected to reduce our energy costs by an estimated 59% per annum. The environmental and financial benefits made installing this solar panel system an easy decision.”

Gippsland Solar was the local organisation GLCH partnered with, to install their energy solution. “We employ over 50 local staff across Victoria, and deliver more than 1,000 projects every year,” said Landon Moss, Gippsland Solar’s Regional Manager East Gippsland.

“The turnkey solar solution we provided to GLCH included supply, installation, network approvals, grid connection, and independent electrical inspection, and we’re confident that GLCH will be very happy with the reduction in their operating costs as a result,” he added.