Hospice of the Foothills to save $750K with solar installation - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Finance, Solar  -  March 4, 2020

Hospice of the Foothills to save $750K with solar installation

Hospice of the Foothills, a nonprofit hospice facility in Grass Valley, Calif., expects to save more than $750,000 in energy costs over the next 25 years, or $30,000 annually, thanks to a solar system installed at the facility.

The hospice facility spent approximately $200,000 on the system and its installation on top of the building. Next up is the construction of covered carports that will also feature rooftop solar panels.

“Those savings will go into our strategic plan and will be disbursed depending on what the need is at the time, whether it be developing a more robust palliative care program or back into the operating fund and then driven by the board and our strategic plan,” Vivian Tipton, CEO of Hospice of the Foothills, told Hospice News. “We have already seen soft gains in our recruiting. We’re in a rural community, and one of the things that draws people to our community is the environment. The commitment that an agency makes to minimizing that environmental footprint is something that a lot of people align with.”

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