Clean Focus Energizes 3.84 MW Solar Arrays at Two Dignity Health Hospitals
Solar projects add renewable energy and carports in Las Vegas and Henderson
Press Release | Sunnyvale, CA
June 26, 2018
Clean Focus Renewables, Inc. (“Clean Focus”) has completed the installation of solar arrays at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Hospitals on the San Martin Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada. These projects will provide clean, renewable energy for the hospitals.
Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC (“Greenskies”) will maintain the solar arrays, and Clean Focus Yield Limited will operate the systems as part of its large portfolio of commercial, industrial, small utility, and community solar projects.
The San Martin Campus project comprises 5,885 Neo Solar Power 360W solar modules situated on carports covering 720 parking spaces. The Siena Campus project consists of 4,795 Neo Solar Power 360W solar modules on carports covering 430 parking spaces in the existing parking garage. The carports provide shade for 1,150 parking spaces at both hospitals, offering welcome relief from the hot Nevada sun for employees, visitors, and patients.
“Key to the mission of our founding sisters, the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is ecological sustainability and the protection of our planet for future generations,” said Sister Phyllis Sikora, Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “The solar panels are more than just covered parking for our staff and visitors, although that is so important in the Las Vegas heat, but also our demonstration that our motto "Hello Humankindness" extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and into the environment that we depend on each and every day. If we are not dedicated to protecting our environment, we are not helping to fulfill our mission to the communities we serve.”
The solar array at San Martin is expected to produce 3,580,000 kWh, and Siena is expected to produce 2,795,000 kWh of clean energy annually. The aggregate amount from the Dignity Health projects offsets the environmental impact of 533,857 gallons of gasoline or nearly 1,016 cars each year.
“Clean Focus is pleased to work with Dignity Health in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada to achieve its sustainability goals,” stated Stanley Chin, President and CEO of Greenskies and Clean Focus Group. “The Dignity Health projects provide multiple benefits to the hospital stakeholders, and they fit squarely into our large portfolio of commercial, municipal, and hospital solar projects. We look forward to a long relationship with Dignity Health over the lifetime of the projects.”
Dignity Health will purchase the power produced at the San Martin campus and the Siena campus through Power Purchase Agreements.