In early 2015 Brendan Kraus, veterinarian & energy buff, wanted to turn his practice into a net-zero facility. After reviewing the options, he decided to use solar to achieve this goal.
Working with Good Energy Solutions, Spur Ridge Vet Hospital was able to make use of the nearby land by installing a ground-mount solar array. The 30 kW array consists of 98 panels.
After going solar, the vet hospital built an addition and their electricity usage began to outpace their solar production. With the added loads, solar was offsetting about 85% of usage. Brendan called Good Energy Solutions to add more solar to the existing array. After reviewing the hospital’s bills, Good Energy Solutions recommended an LED lighting upgrade. The LED lights were able to cut the lighting load in half, enough to return to 100% offset by solar.
Solar now offsets 100% of the vet hospital’s electricity needs, saving them $5,600/year in electricity costs. The switch to solar also helps Spur Ridge Vet Hospital fulfill part of their larger sustainability strategy to minimize their environmental footprint. LED lighting is a low cost way to reduce electricity usage. In addition to reducing electricity usage, LED lights require less maintenance because they last longer than fluorescents. Good Energy Solutions believes that applying multiple solutions, such as Solar + LED, is the best way to reduce electricity bills.
Our mission at Good Energy Solutions is to provide our customers with honest, real solutions to reduce their fossil fuel consumption and lower their long term energy costs. “Energy with Integrity” isn’t just a company slogan, it’s how we do business.
Founded in 2007 by Kevin and Shana Good, Good Energy Solutions has earned a reputation for our expert reliable service, long workmanship warranties, and quality commercial and residential solar installations.
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