Mallorca hospital solar panels set to save thousands on electricity

ENERGY TRANSITION: The hospital’s solar panels supply five per cent of the power it needs for daily functioning CREDIT: Ajuntament d’Inca Facebook @ajuntamentinca

INCA hospital is set to save some €20,000 a year on electricity thanks to the installation of 390 solar panels in the car-park.
The solar panels mounted on 49 pergolas over the parking spaces will contribute 2.3 per cent of the power the hospital needs for its daily functioning.
The new panels are in addition to those which were already operating on the hospital roof, and which contribute 2.8 per cent of the energy which the centre consumes, and which represent an annual saving of €17,776.
Together therefore, the panels supply five per cent of the hospital’s electricity.
As well as cutting the hospital’s outlay on power, the initiative is also aimed at cutting CO2 emissions: the Balearic Island Government calculates the overall reduction as equivalent to what approximately 755 trees would absorb.
The Balearic Island Energy Transition department financed the nearly €396,000 cost of installing the new car-park panels and the Government Vice-President and Energy Transition and Productive Sectors regional minister Juan Pedro Yllanes paid a recent visit to Inca to see the panels in place.
Yllanes was joined on his visit by Health and Consumer regional minister Patricia Gomez, Health Service director general Juli Fuster, Inca Mayor Virgilio Moreno and hospital manager Soledad Gallardo.
“This is another step forward in energy transition”, and “shows that the Government clearly and decidedly backs this transition”, he commented.
The dignitaries also took the opportunity to take a look at the hospitals new two electric vehicle charging points, the four spaces for which are available for use by hospital personnel and the general public.

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