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Lake Joondalup Lifestyle Village is one of several many villages owned and managed by National Lifestyle Villages. Located in Perth’s northern suburb of Ashby, the village offers a range of independent homes and shared facilities in a scenic lakeside setting.

The facilities available at Lake Joondalup Lifestyle include a clubhouse, arts centre, workshop, library, pools, gym, spa, sauna and a range of recreational areas. These kinds of facilities are used by residents at various times of day and night, across all months of the year. 

A significant amount of electricity is needed to run and maintain both a heated indoor swimming pool and an outdoor pool, along with heating and cooling the shared community areas. The village also houses a sewer pump station, which uses a considerable amount of power.

When National Lifestyle Villages management was looking for ways to be more sustainable and help save on their overhead costs across several locations, they turned to Synergy for a commercial SolarReturn system.

In April 2019, a 39.76kW SolarReturn system was installed at Lake Joondalup Lifestyle Village. Based on historical electricity use at this village, the potential savings from solar could total more than $9,000 per year.#

# Estimated potential savings only based on system size, expected output and calculated against historic electricity supply costs based on current tariffs  



"In the end we chose Synergy because of the insight you had on our existing usage patterns, as well the security the Synergy brand brings with it. Given your relationship with Western Power and the fact you are both the energy retailer and solar supplier, the process was much more seamless than compared to when we have used 3rd party installers previously. Additionally, we wanted to make sure that the products long warranty periods could be serviced and given Synergy is the state-owned utility we were comfortable that unlike other solar suppliers, Synergy would be around in the future to help if need be."
- Andrew Watkins, National Lifestyle Villages Development Manager.


Project Overview


Aged Care 


Ashby Joondalup






142 x Trina Solar TSMPD05 280W Panels
2 x Fronius Symo 15Kw Dual Tracker Inverter


Future Forecast




3.4 years

*Estimated annual bill offset and approximate payback period are indicative only based on system size, the price paid, historic consumption and electricity supply costs for the premises and current electricity tariffs.  If the consumption habits at this premise significantly change, the estimated annual bill offset and payback period will also change. 

Investing in solar energy for your business could help you to bring down your electricity costs and reduce your environmental impact. Our SolarReturn team can use their industry expertise to match the unique way your business uses electricity with a solar solution to suit your commercial needs.

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