Solar Energy for Hospitals: Cleaner Healthcare and Sustainable Savings
Hospitals, the pillars of our healthcare system, are energy-hungry establishments. From lighting to medical equipment to the refrigeration of medicines, their energy demands are constant. This translates into astronomical electricity bills, significant greenhouse gas emissions and a dependence on traditional, often unstable energy resources.
Published on: 06/11/2023 · 3 min read
This is where solar energy comes in. This clean, inexhaustible and abundant energy source can transform the way hospitals source their energy, bringing with it a multitude of benefits.
1. Considerable savings on electricity bills Solar panels enable hospitals to generate their own electricity, significantly reducing their energy costs. Well-designed solar installations can produce enough electricity to supply the hospital's energy needs, or even generate a surplus that can be sold to the local power grid.
2. reduce greenhouse gas emissions The healthcare sector is responsible for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions due to its energy consumption. By opting for solar energy, hospitals can significantly reduce their carbon footprint. This transition to clean energy contributes to the global effort to combat climate change.
3. Stable and Reliable Energy Supply Power outages can have dramatic consequences in a hospital. Medical equipment, such as diagnostic equipment, drug refrigerators and emergency lighting systems, need to operate continuously to ensure patient safety. Solar energy storage systems, such as batteries, enable hospitals to maintain their power supply even in the event of a grid failure.
4. Support for the Sustainable Development Goals The United Nations has set sustainable development goals, including access to quality healthcare (Sustainable Development Goal 3) and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (Sustainable Development Goal 13). The adoption of solar energy in hospitals contributes directly to the achievement of these goals.
Success stories from Europe
A concrete example: Marie Curie Hospital In 2021, Marie Curie Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility offering a full range of medical services, has taken the next step towards sustainability by investing in a 1560 kW electrical natural gas cogeneration plant and 1500 solar panels with a total capacity of 500 kW. These two installations supply over 70% of the hospital's total heat demand and significantly reduce energy costs, generating savings estimated at over 110,000 euros per year. In addition, the hospital is reducing its carbon footprint by over 1,500 tonnes of CO2 per year, taking a major step towards a more environmentally-friendly future.
EmaxSolar: Your Partner for Solar Energy in the Healthcare Sector
At EmaxSolar, we're proud to be a trusted partner for solar panel installation in the healthcare sector. Our services include:
Solar Panel Installation : We offer high-quality solar panel installation, tailored to the specific energy needs of your healthcare facility.
Solar Panel Kits : Our customized solar panel kits are designed to maximize your healthcare facility's energy efficiency.
Energy Storage Solutions : We offer advanced solar energy storage solutions to ensure an uninterrupted energy supply.
To find out more about solar panel installation, pricing, government benefits or any other questions related to solar energy for hospitals, please don't hesitate to contact our team of experts. We're here to support you on your journey towards a more environmentally-friendly healthcare facility.