Larkspur Hospice Turns Sunshine into Savings
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 158 kW DC solar system at Hospice by the Bay in Larkspur, CA. The solar panels were installed as a way to save energy and protect the environment; reducing HBTB’s operating costs by thousands every month and lowering their carbon footprint.
The solar power system is roof mounted for maximum southern sun exposure and consists of 450 high-efficiency solar panels, producing 217,015 kWh annually. Excess power generated during the day is banked by PG&E for credit towards future use, also reducing the strain on the local power grid.
SolarCraft presents very favorable financing options, which allow non-profits to benefit from federal incentives. With a lease or PPA, the provider is able to monetize federal incentives and passes the benefits through to non-profits via lower lease payments, or as in a PPA, lower contracted utility rates. Additionally, leases and PPAs are designed to minimize or eliminate initial up-front costs, making solar immediately affordable for non-profits that want to be green.
During the life of the system, nearly 7.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide generated by Hospice by the Bay’s operations will be eliminated. This impact is equivalent to removing air pollution produced by over 9 million miles of driving over 25 years or the pollutants removed by 176 acres of trees in one year.
About Hospice by the Bay
To help you face the end of life with dignity and comfort, Hospice by the Bay will care for you wherever you call home – a family residence, assisted living, a nursing facility or the hospital. Found in 1975 as Hospice of Marin, they are pioneers in their field – the first hospice in California and the second in the United States. Their Care Team approach set the standard for hospice care across the country. To enhance their hospice, palliative and pediatric care, they offer community grief support services, free advance health care planning workshops and estate planning seminars.
SolarCraft is 100% Employee-Owned and one of the largest green-tech employers based in the North Bay for over
35 years. SolarCraft delivers Clean Energy Solutions for homes and businesses including Solar Electric, Solar Pool Heating and Battery / Energy Storage. With over 7,000 customers, our team of dedicated employee-partners is proud to have installed more solar energy systems than any other company in the North Bay. www.solarcraft.com.
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