Surgical Facility Saves Money with Solar While Protecting the Environment

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General Surgeons of Western Colorado and RGS Energy announce completion of a solar system on a new sugery facility. The 40 kilowatt (kW) system consists of 160 solar modules on the rooftop of the facility, and is expected to generate approximately 60,000 kWh annually and to offset the facility’s’ electricity costs by at least 70%.

 

This week, General Surgeons of Western Colorado announced completion of a solar system on their new facility. RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions, designed, installed, and will monitor and maintain the 40 kilowatt (kW) system, which consists of 160 solar modules on the rooftop of the facility.

The system is expected to generate approximately 60,000 kWh annually and to offset the facility’s’ electricity costs by at least 70%. General Surgeons of Western Colorado should recoup their initial capital investment by year five. And they’ll offset more than 475 thousand pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of more than 24,000 gallons of gasoline (per EPA-based data).

“The surgeons wanted to care for the environment by choosing renewable energy for their new building…. RGS helped us design an efficient system that would maximize our energy savings while helping the environment,” said Carla Blue, Practice Administrator.

“General Surgeons of Western Colorado’s new facility is an important addition to the Grand Junction community, and they have demonstrated financial and environmental awareness. This solar array will not only offset their electricity costs, but will add monthly revenue through the sale of renewable energy credits, as well as increases the overall value of the real estate and organization,” said Justin Pentelute, RGS Energy’s president of residential and small commercial systems. “We’re proud to create another strong partnership in the Grand Junction area.”