Clean Focus Renewables Inc. has completed the installation of solar arrays at Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals on the San Martin Campus in Las Vegas and the Siena Campus in Henderson, Nev.
Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC and Clean Focus Yield Ltd. will maintain and operate the projects, respectively, which are providing clean energy for the hospitals. Together, the projects total 3.84 MW.
The San Martin Campus project comprises 5,885 Neo Solar Power 360 W modules situated on carports covering 720 parking spaces. The Siena Campus project consists of 4,795 Neo Solar Power 360 W modules on carports covering 430 parking spaces in the existing parking garage. In total, the carports also provide shade for 1,150 parking spaces at both hospitals.
“Key to the mission of our founding sisters, the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is ecological sustainability and the protection of our planet for future generations,” says 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 annually, and Siena is expected to produce 2,795,000 kWh annually.
Dignity Health will purchase the power produced at the San Martin campus and the Siena campus through power purchase agreements.