Incorporate solar PV on your healthcare facilities

Solar PV has the potential to provide significant benefits to hospitals and other healthcare facilities by reducing overall costs and improving patient experience. Use the Solar Decision Guide for Heathcare and relevant case studies to learn more about the benefits of solar.

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    This document provides guidance for implementing Solar PV in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
    Madera Community Hospital worked with an energy service company (ESCO) to complete energy efficiency upgrades and select a partner to maintain a solar PV array under a 20-year PPA with the hospital.    
    Gundersen Health System constructed one of the nation's first LEED parking structures for a hospital, complete with PV panels. As of 2014, the system is one of the first to offset 100 percent of its energy use with renewable energy.
    North Shore-LIJ HS, recognizing that its healthcare facilities consume large amounts of energy because of how they operate and the complex technologies that are necessary to treat its patients, installed a 50 kilowatt solar PV array on the roof of its Materials Management Building.


Sector:

Commercial

Barrier:

Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies

Tool type:

Toolkit

Building Type:

Healthcare

Technology:

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Renewable Energy, Solar PV