Source: Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center energy has gone live with solar power. Thereby becoming one of the country’s first major medical centers in Kaiser to go solar for energy. For now Kaiser receives a significant amount of its energy from the sun to its solar panels.
“Kaiser Permanente has a long history of energy conservation and environmental stewardship. Moreover and our use of solar and other forms of renewable energy further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of our members and the communities we serve,” said Gregory A. Adams, group president, regional president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, Inc. in Northern California.
Kaiser Permanente agreed in March to install solar power systems at 15 of its California facilities. Thereby deploying at total 15 megawatts of solar energy. All by the end of 2011.
The agreement with Recurrent Energy, a solar project developer and generating company providing clean electricity to utilities and large energy users, launched one of the largest sustainable energy programs in U.S. health care.
In conclusion, Kaiser Permanente is leading the way in sustainable healthcare. All by investing in solar power systems at its facilities. With its commitment to reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency. So Kaiser Permanente Northern California has been a key player in this effort.
In addition, the installation of solar power systems at 15 of its California facilities is an important step. A step towards achieving its sustainability goals. In addition to providing environmental benefits, these solar power systems are also expected to generate significant cost savings for the organization.
Overall, Kaiser Permanente’s investment in solar power is a win-win for the environment and the bottom line.