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Calif. health system launches solar initiative across Central Valley

December 16, 2019

Adventist Health is launching a years-long solar project that will reduce its system’s carbon footprint throughout the Central Valley in California, according to an article on the Hanford Sentinel website.

The project launched on Dec. 3, and involve placing solar arrays at Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford, Bakersfield and Tehachapi.

There are plans to also include solar arrays at 13 other Adventist Health sites spanning from Los Angeles to Mendocino County that will collectively save tens of millions of dollars while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The solar array planned at Adventist Health Hanford includes a combination of 9,180 rooftop, ground and carport panels that will produce enough energy to offset 60 percent of the hospital’s energy consumption.

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