Bundaberg’s Friendly Society Private Hospital green initiatives

Last Modified: Sun Jun 18 2017 21:49:03 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • $80,000
    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.
  • 3
    major initiatives that the hospital will undertake to reduce costs and bring about environmental sustainability: Rooftop solar, Solar Water Heaters and Efficient Lighting.
  • 545 kW
    planned generation capacity of the rooftop solar system that will be installed by GEM Energy.
  • 1,253
    solar panels of 435W ratings will be installed covering every possible suitable surface on the hospital's roof - about 75% of the available surface.
  • $1 million
    Cost of the rooftop system which will be paid by the hospital, without any state or federal funding.
  • 25.6%
    of the hospital’s electricity needs will be met by the system.
  • $3.1 million
    estimated savings in the first 10 years and $6.9 million in 20 years . Expected payback period of 4 years.
  • 4
    of the hospital's hot water systems will be converted to solar as well to be installed by SolarArk.
  • $84,000
    savings in payments for gas used to heat the water. Within 3 years, the hospital will not be using gas anymore.
  • 1,148,000 KWh
    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.