Solar panels help reduce carbon emissions at Bradford hospital

Nearly 200 panels installed to save cash and drive down electricity use

Around 200 solar panels are to be installed at Bradford Royal Infirmary in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Hospital managers have commissioned Eco Environments to carry out the 38kWp installation comprising 158 Hyundai panels and a further 10kWp system of 40 separate panels.

The combination will enable the hospital to save more than 22,000kg of CO2 emissions a year and reduce its electricity bill by almost £3,000 per annum.

The hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is one of a number across the UK committing to renewable energy and energy efficient estates projects in an attempt to reduce emissions in line with tough government and EU targets.

Earlier this year, Eco Environments installed a 50kWp system at Ilkeston Hospital in Derbyshire and has a number of similar projects lined up in other parts of England and Wales.

Chris Acton, Eco Environments’ commercial business development manager, said: “There is no question that a growing number of hospital trusts are seriously considering renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes.

“Projects like Bradford’s can not only help a trust meet its environmental targets, but also help to save significant amounts of money at a time when public spending is under massive scrutiny.”

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