During the middle of the pandemic, Todae Solar completed the solar installation at Blacktown Hospital, an acute care hospital in NSW.
In total, 1,900 panels were used, spanning a number of wings and multiple buildings. Annually the Hospital’s system output reaches 1,042,900kWh which is equivalent to removing 737 metric tonnes of carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
In total the hospital will save around 11% of its annual electricity bill, which roughly equates to cost savings of $194,000 per year on electricity bills.
This was a particularly challenging installation because it had to be finished during the early stages of the pandemic, and like most hospitals, the buildings run 24-hour operations. This meant specific health and safety measures had to be in place and as Project Manager, Raman Dandona, describes “crane lifts had to be performed at 4 am in the morning, while the full shutdown had to occur at 1 am in order to ensure minimal disruption to the hospital.”
The team is really happy with the finished project. Considering the number of obstacles the team faced, the finished project shows the dedication and effort the team put in to deliver an excellent final result.
This hospital is one of a number of hospitals Todae Solar has delivered across NSW. You can read about other public building solar installations here.