Commercial, Industrial, Solar - March 24, 2017
Current to install 17 MW of solar for GE, others
Photo of a solar installation in Wallkill, New York, provided by Current.
Current, the energy management "startup" launched by General Electric in 2015, is showing off its solar energy capabilities with plans to install projects at eight GE locations in the Northeast.
In a March 22 news release, Current said GE has invested in solar solutions at its own regional facilities Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The installations are expected to add up to more than 9.4 MW in solar carport and ground-mount power for a total savings of more than $13.8 million across all of the sites.
Current said businesses across the Northeast are increasingly turning to solar energy to reduce energy costs and improve their environmental impact.
The company is also installing ground-mount and carport solar generation projects for outside commercial and industrial customers in the region including Partners Healthcare's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, in Sandwich, Mass. That project encompasses a 1.1 MW carport and ground-mount installation that will produce the equivalent of 70% of the hospital's electricity consumption. The healthcare leader is also installing two carports at its Newton-Wellesley Hospital facility, which is expected to save more than $4.4 million in energy costs.
Current said its other solar customers include life care provider Seabury, firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson and the town of Wallkill, New York.
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