Incentives help Di Fava Group install solar
Property developers and managers the Di Fava Group are playing their part in making Adelaide carbon neutral, installing a large solar system on Naylor House at 191 Pulteney Street, Adelaide.
“It has been a very good investment for us both financially and in terms of creating a more environmentally friendly building,” said Sam Di Fava.
“Increasingly our tenants are seeking green innovation in their work places and that means as landlords we are looking for ways to deliver what they want and make our properties even more appealing.”
The 100kW solar system – the largest allowed for six-story Naylor House - saw 400 solar panels installed in December 2015. This is exactly the type of approach the City of Adelaide and the State Government are keen to support, and the Di Fava Group was eligible for a $5000 rebate for installing a solar system greater than 20kW under the Sustainability Incentives Scheme.
The investment is already starting to pay its way, with total energy use from the grid falling by 6% in January 2016.
“It will significantly cut our running costs and also help with our NABERS [National Australian Built Environment Rating System] energy rating, which is important,” said Mr Di Fava.