Solar powered savings as Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District embraces sustainability
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) facilities have lowered their carbon footprint with the installation of solar panels at four sites, with more to come.
Lithgow, Blue Mountains, and Springwood hospitals, and Portland Tabulam Aged Care facility are now fitted with solar panels as part of NBMLHD's commitment to become more energy efficient.
Nepean Hospital and the mental health unit on the Nepean campus will also be part of the rollout due for completion soon.
When completed the project will deliver 2,242 photovoltaic panels installed with a combined capacity to generate 1,023 kilowatts (kW) of electricity.
"The installation is predicted to save our hospitals around $185,000 in electricity bills each year with the savings being invested back into delivering vital health services for our region," said Kay Hyman, …
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