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Reflections on Enhar’s 2017, and here’s to a Sunny 2018!

20 Dec

2017 has been a busy year for renewable energy and here at Enhar, it’s been no different. It’s that time of the year, however, when we get a chance to reflect on our achievements and it is especially great when a snapshot of some of the projects we have been working on through the year start to show up on the latest satellite image updates. Check out the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus – a stone’s throw from our offices here in Melbourne!

We feel very fortunate to have been able to partner closely with the University of Melbourne and the CEFC to bring approximately 2MW worth of projects to fruition in 2017 at the Parkville, Southbank, Dookie & Werribee campuses which include the CEC award-winning installation at the University’s Nona Lee Sports Centre.  Big thanks to Danielle Rostan-Herbert (Sustainability and Environmental Services Manager) and Ned Halliday (Energy and Water Coordinator) from The University of Melbourne for helping facilitate these iconic projects.

A snapshot of the UoM Parkville campus developing ‘solar alley’ which now has quite a high population density of solar panels

Another one of Enhar’s major clients, La Trobe University, have also commissioned a number solar PV systems at the University’s regional campuses in Bendigo, Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura – the latest satellite images at these campuses are starting to see big changes as well. At over 700kW in total, Enhar has assisted the University in providing substantial cost savings with looming energy price rises expected in 2018.  Special thanks to Bob Fynan (LTU Environmental Sustainability Advisor) for his on-going work in getting these projects off the ground and into operation.

We are working to ensure that many more educational, local government and commercial clients will have solar panels showing up in the coming months.  Special thanks to all our clients for choosing Enhar to provide services to you this year.  Thanks also to all the solar companies, contractors and their installation teams for their hard work and professionalism this year.  We look forward to working with you to further develop solar industry best practice in 2018.

It has been an exciting and historic year when renewable energy is becoming eminently competitive with old polluting fossil fuels. We thoroughly enjoy working to ensure the renewable energy projects of the future are technically rigorous, financially sound, and to ensure that projects are designed, installed and operated to the highest standards.

Wishing you all a fantastic break with your families and loved ones.  A very Merry Christmas and Happy, Sunny New Year from all of us at Enhar!