Kaiser Permanente is one of many hospitals throughout California that is going green. Sutter Health, UC Davis Medical Center and Catholic Health West are among many that are also paving the way toward a more green, sustainable environment for their patients and staff.
Roseville Solar Electric installed the photovoltaic solar system on the Kaiser Permanente Modesto campus.
Their energy savings is phenomenal. According to PG&E and Kaiser officials,
"Over the past 12 months, Kaiser has been credited with saving 14.5 million kilowatts in Northern and Central California, the equivalent of powering 2,100 homes and taking 1,100 cars off the road. It got rebates totaling $1.6 million and saved $1.7 million on energy."
The cost of the materials and installation was roughly $563,000, but they generate 55,000 kilowatts per year according to Doug DiFranco, a Kaiser spokesman in Modesto.
To read the full article, check out the Modesto Bee.
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