Through travel and overseas residencies, Sol Energy founder Simon McKay investigated ways of both appreciating the built environment while reducing the impact on the natural environment. This has become the foundation of Sol Energy’s values and vision. Carbon Neutral Adelaide is a logical collaboration for Sol Energy, with shared goals of innovation, cost-reduction opportunities, capacity building and climate change leadership.
By understanding the economic drivers, risks and opportunities to reduce energy consumption for individuals and organisations, Sol Energy helps clients to reduce their carbon footprints. Sol Energy uncovers the business case and strategies and can implement well-designed solutions.
In Sol Energy’s own operations, the impact of daily activities is reduced as much as possible. Staff use public transport, bicycle or car-pooling for work transport and a hybrid electric company vehicle fed by solar generation. Solar power and battery storage as well as well-developed recycling and re-use strategies help to reduce Sol Energy’s carbon footprint.