New Community Wellness Campus Now Powered by the Sun
Novato-based SolarCraft announced today it has completed the design and installation of a 53.4 kW solar electric system and five solar hot water systems for the new Marin Health and Wellness Campus in San Rafael, CA. Installing solar improves their state-of-the-art green building practices for design, construction and site operation.
The solar electric system utilizes (289) Mitsubishi 185 watt solar panels. The solar electric system is expected to generate 75,253 kilowatt hours annually, and spans over 4,298 square feet. In addition, five solar hot water systems were installed to supplement the water heating to the buildings.
The Campus’ solar electric system will enable them to generate enough clean electricity each day to power 22 average homes. The new system will spare the air nearly 39 tons of harmful greenhouse gases annually, equivalent to the air filtering of 8 acres of trees. Over the next 30 years, the air pollution saved will be comparable to driving over 1.9 million miles. A sound investment, the system will pay for itself in approximately 6 years.
About Marin Health and Wellness Campus
The new Marin Health and Wellness Campus was built to achieve the goal of a whole-community approach to better health. It was designed around principles of sustainability and ecological health. Clinical services, events, educational programs and user-friendly access to services will support Marin residents in developing healthier lifestyles and routines. With an orientation toward self-sufficiency, job-skills training, employment placement, money management, tax preparation and career counseling services will be among the many programs offered through the Connection Center.
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