GHG Emissions, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - January 7, 2021
CentraState Medical adds 1.6-MW solar power carport system
New Jersey hospital CentraState Medical announced on Dec. 31, 2020, that it has commenced commercial operations of its additional 1.6-MW solar carport system. The installation will generate approximately 2.1 million kWh of solar electricity per year. This is the equivalent of supplying approximately 253 homes with all electricity for one year.
Together with its existing 7-MW ground mount system (commissioned in 2014) and initial 3.9-MW solar carport system (commissioned in 2019), CentraState Medical has the highest percentage of solar electricity of any hospital in the state. Collectively, these solar systems provide 70% of the hospital’s annual electric requirements. These solar projects are also one of the largest solar distributed generation facilities providing electricity to any hospital on the East Coast.
"CentraState is proud to have the largest amount of solar facilities of any hospital in New Jersey and receive the clean energy from these on-site systems," John Gribbin, CEO of CentraState, said in a statement. "Having 70% of our energy needs satisfied by these systems evidences our serious commitment, not only to the delivery of world-class medical treatment but also to our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as our electric costs.”
KDC Solar developed and built all of CentraState’s solar installations. Altec Building Systems Corporation provided all the electrical construction support and expertise on the project.