UVM adds solar to rooftop - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 14, 2019

UVM adds solar to rooftop

The University of Vermont Medical Center has begun generating solar power via a 198-kilowattpeak (kWp) solar array on the roof of Its facility in Williston, VT. UVM Medical Center will receive net metering credits at a discount, along with a steady stream of lease revenue from an otherwise unused rooftop. Together, these will result in approximately $124,000 of total value to UVM Medical Center over the 25-year life of the system.

The project is the third of its kind for the organization, said Peter C. Bero, Senior Project Manager at UVM Medical Center, in a statement. Encore Renewable Energy, located in Burlington, Vermont, was responsible for the project development and construction, while Sunwealth financed the project and will own and operate it for the life of the system.

Chad Farrell, Encore’s Founder and CEO said of the project: “It took an otherwise unusable piece of property and put it to work in a way that advances the climate economy and reduces the electric bills of an important organization in the community. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to work on this system with a forward-thinking leader in the medical industry such as UVM Medical Center, and a leading impact-focused solar investor such as Sunwealth.”

The University of Vermont Medical Center  is a 447-bed tertiary care regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York.

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