Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cogenra Solar Expands Into Healthcare Market with Tucson Medical Center

Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions, today announced a solar cogeneration project at Tucson Medical Center (TMC), Southern Arizona's largest community hospital. The installation will be the first healthcare solar cogeneration application and will produce renewable electricity and hot water for TMC's campus power plant.

The 46 SunDeck(R) module system, constructed on the roof of the TMC power plant, will provide the building with solar electricity and solar hot water. Cogenra's solar cogeneration array is TMC's first renewable energy project and was chosen for the technology's ability to provide large amounts of hot water, in addition to electricity, and for its quick payback.

"We use thousands of gallons of hot water every day. As a community hospital, decreasing our natural gas consumption and energy bills is very important, and solar cogeneration offers a way to address those needs," says Richard Prevallet, Vice President, Facilities and Construction at Tucson Medical Center. "This is our first renewable energy project and it's encouraging to see that the economics of solar cogeneration allowed us to implement a renewable energy solution that helps us save money, while also helping the environment."

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