Solar electricity is a healthy alternative to grid power
Hospitals, insurance providers, manufacturers and medical clinics can help reduce the inflated cost of healthcare by saving money with solar electricity. Solar panels also provide the long-term public health benefit of reducing air pollution from fossil fuel burning, making healthcare industry solar projects an inherently effective path toward clean energy and a healthier country.
Featured healthcare industry solar project: Aetna Insurance
Aetna’s Atrium Building in Hartford, CT added two solar arrays – a 735-panel array on the roof and a 240-panel array on the south face of the buliding – in 2009 as part of the company’s move toward a lower environmental footprint. Aetna’s green commitment led to their receipt of a Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award from the state of Connecticut.
Aetna is generating some of its own power with 735 panels on the roof of the Atrium Building. An additional 240-panel array was constructed as integrated awnings, visible from Interstate 84, on the south face of the building. The arrays combine to produce an estimated 237,789 kilowatt hours of power each year.
|Solar panels||SunPower 305W (975 modules)|
|Mounting||735 roof-mounted modules
240 building-mounted modules
|Pounds of CO2||416,556||10,413,900|