What the hospital spends each month on its electricity bill. These costs were to increase by a whopping 30% which is when the hospital decided to invest in solar energy and other green initiatives.
major initiatives that the hospital will undertake to reduce costs and bring about environmental sustainability: Rooftop solar, Solar Water Heaters and Efficient Lighting.
planned generation capacity of the rooftop solar system that will be installed by GEM Energy.
solar panels of 435W ratings will be installed covering every possible suitable surface on the hospital's roof - about 75% of the available surface.
Cost of the rooftop system which will be paid by the hospital, without any state or federal funding.
of the hospital’s electricity needs will be met by the system.
estimated savings in the first 10 years and $6.9 million in 20 years . Expected payback period of 4 years.
of the hospital's hot water systems will be converted to solar as well to be installed by SolarArk.
savings in payments for gas used to heat the water. Within 3 years, the hospital will not be using gas anymore.
Electricity reduction in the first year itself - 919,900 KWh due to rooftop solar installation and 229,000 KWh due to upgrade to efficient lighting.