Regional Health Solar program
The Regional Health Solar Fund was a $13.5 million initiative funded by the Victorian Government to install solar panels in regional and rural public health services across Victoria.
Solar panels help lower energy bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions, making the running of public hospitals greener and more cost-effective.
The program was estimated to reduce carbon emissions by around 13,000 tonnes per year. The solar panels are set to generate two per cent of our statewide hospital electricity consumption and up to 30 per cent of the electricity used by some hospitals.
The fund also allowed regional hospitals to save on electricity costs, with the program estimated to save participating health services a total of $2.7 million in energy expenditure every year. It also created opportunities for local suppliers to work collaboratively under a cluster sourcing model to enhance community benefits and outcomes.
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