Novato, CA, January 31, 2024 –SolarCraft has implemented a cutting-edge solar solution for 111 Partners, the building owner, which greatly benefits Kaiser as the tenant, significantly diminishing their carbon footprint while boosting operational efficiency. Over 50% of Kaiser’s utility electricity consumption is now replaced with clean, solar energy. These panels are roof mounted with the capacity to produce 150,915 kWh annually, saving Kaiser close to $31,000 in utility bills every year. Kaiser now has solar arrays at more than 100 facilities, including 31 hospitals, making Kaiser Permanente the eighth largest commercial producer of solar power in the US, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
“We were pleased at SolarCraft’s ability to complete the project on time and in a manner that did not interfere with Kaiser’s sensitive, medical operations,” said Roger A. Smith of 111 Partners.
The new solar panel installation is projected to offset 107 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) annually, equivalent to 24 cars taken off the road per year, 247 barrels of oil consumed, or carbon sequestered by 128 acres of trees in 1 year. Utilizing solar energy, both the property owner and Kaiser together seek to minimize its environmental impact, decrease operational expenses and contribute to a sustainable future.