Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital commissions 700 kW solar systems
(ADPnews) - Oct 28, 2010 - California-based Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital said yesterday it had flipped the switch to two solar systems with a total capacity of 700 kW.
Combined, the two solar arrays will produce more than 24 million kWh of energy over 25 years, enough to power more than 2,200 average homes per year. Comprised of nearly 3,000 solar panels, the systems are expected to offset more than 11,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide over 25 years.
The systems were installed by US photovoltaic power systems developer SPG Solar Inc, a unit of SPG Holdings Llc. They were funded by US solar power company SunEdison and its finance partners, which will own and operate the systems. In turn, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital will purchase the power from SunEdison at predictable energy rates for 25 years.
Sutter Health, a not-for-profit network of hospitals in northern California, has initiated sustainable building standards in the planning, design and construction of new hospitals and within existing hospitals.