With such a large area on the clubhouse roof and other structures, we have been able to install a large array of solar panels and supporting infrastructure, including battery for energy storage, to supply a minimum of 5 kilowatts per day, per home. This is our initial commitment whilst we continue to welcome new residents, gradually populate the community and in doing so, test and adjust the system to achieve expected power output generation. Power generated will be available to residents and for the operational needs of the community, including the clubhouse (i.e. heating of the pool, air-conditioning, lighting etc).
Our goal is to provide all homes with a minimum of 10 kilowatts of power per home, per day at no cost to residents. We estimate our energy efficient homes combined with informed and energy wise home owners, will use around 8-10 kilowatts of energy per day. This means that for most home owners at Edenlife, your power costs should be low or completely free. Even if you do use more than 10 kilowatts per day, with our energy partner/provider Source Energy, we have negotiated a 5% discount on the base residential tariff (i.e. $0.27 cents per kilowatt less 5%).
This is a great deal for residents, reducing your ongoing power costs by about $80 per month when the full allocation is available (i.e. $0.27 cents x 10 units = $2.70 per day x 30 days = $81.00).