Why Solar in high demand for Hospitals and Doctors?
Solar energy is growing multifold in India across all sectors including healthcare Industry, it is happening not because of a sharp reduction in pollution or it’s a clean energy. Because all the hospitals, nursing home, daycare and Medical Centre come under commercial property and many of its equipment like MRI Machines, CT Scanners, and other Labs are used constantly, besides it opens 24×7 and its Air conditions and heating machine run regularly to maintain temperature of building, therefore, its electricity bills are sky high.
All new hospitals in India are getting covered with solar panels, its show confidence about solar panels and its sustainability. There are much big government and private hospitals like Apollo, Escorts, AIIMs, Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals who are generating electricity using solar.
Benefits of Installing Solar Panels in Hospitals
The healthcare industry has a high requirement of power for running sophisticated machinery and equipment. Many of the medical machinery such as Ventilators, MRI machines, and CT scanners require power 24*7. Most of the modern day hospitals are also centrally air-conditioned, have lifts and run a large number of lights. Power from the solar system can be used to light common areas, corridors, outdoors etc.
ii) Reduce Power Bills
One of the main benefits of going solar is to break free from rising electricity bills. Once the system is operational, it will be run for at least 25 years and will go a long way in reducing your power bills. Another advantage of a solar system is that it demands very little or no maintenance. Solar storage can also be used to solve the issue of solar. In order to have power 24*7, to using inverters and DG sets which not only increase their power bills but also lead to air pollution. If coupled with storage system, a solar system could be the perfect answer to India’s power problems. Any excess power generated can be sold back to the grid to claim a credit in the power bill.
iii) Enjoy Good Returns Today, installing a solar system has become more affordable and going solar makes complete economic sense as well. If you install a solar system you can achieve a 20% return on your investment. Once the capital cost of installation is incurred, there is hardly any maintenance cost plus you can enjoy free electricity in future. Solar means business and is a good economic proposition.
iv) Flexibility of installation of them have flat, empty and expansive roofs, or it can also install a ground mounted system (if an empty land area is available). Another interesting option would be to have a solar canopy over their open parking lots or install a BIPV (Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems) structure.
v) A Good Example
Hospitals rank amongst the most visited places. People from all walks life do visit hospitals or clinics quite frequently. Installing a solar system such a place sets a good example for the society at large. People would then go back home and think about installing a solar system at their own residences or workplaces. Thus a small effort at your end could go a long way in reducing the overall carbon footprint of a society at large.