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US Healthcare Centers Pick Solar Over Traditional Energy

US Healthcare Centers Pick Solar Over Traditional Energy

Posted on Aug. 1, 2018 by David Green

While the entire nation has already shifted its focus to solar energy from the traditional energy source, the area of medical practices has also moved towards the renewable source of energy as a cleaner and healthier practice. Experts believe that for US healthcare organizations, solar is a natural fit as this reduces the chance of air pollution in the healthcare vicinity, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and urgent care clinics. MRI machines and CT scanners are some common pieces of medical equipment’s that constantly use and consume significant amounts of energy.

Many of these businesses are open 24/7. air conditioning systems and heating are also contributing to their sky-high utility bills. A smart way to slash the hefty electricity bills and deliver more cost-effective electricity is to choose solar over the mainstream source of energy. Therefore, picking solar help them to save more money. Solar even play a significant role to reduce tax bills through a host of solar tax incentives.

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Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in Texas’ capital Austin is an example of the solar-proof healthcare facility in the US. the four-story building of this center was outfitted with 2,500 SunPower solar panels on the roof in 2016. The panel was also installed on the top floor of the parking garage and this installation has created Central Texas’ largest solar system. to meet nearly 50 percent of the center’s electricity needs, this 812.3-kilowatt (kW) system produces enough clean energy.

Other than the Austin healthcare institute, there are a number of other medical buildings, which has also opted for solar energy. ‘Technicians for Sustainability’ has installed high-efficiency SunPower solar systems at four different locations of ‘Radiology Ltd’in Tucson, Arizona in between 2016 and 2017. If reports are to be believed, about 1.1 million kilowatt hours of clean energy have been generated per year from these four solar systems at Radiology Ltd. These systems release about 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. in three years, these systems are expected to pay for themselves by using state and federal tax incentives.

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