Third hospital to receive solar plant

Life Healthcare Group has completed its latest environmental sustainability project with the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria. This is the third hospital in the Group to have the solar panels installed in line with the Group’s medium-to-long-term environmental sustainability initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and pressure on the national energy grid. The project, which uses high-efficiency monocrystalline PV panels, produces 333,6 kWp and will annually offset approximately 581 MWh of energy, 575 t of CO2 and save 800 thousand litres of clean water. The solar project was designed and built for own use by the hospital, and all energy produced by the solar project will be consumed by the hospital. The solar project was developed by Fibon Energy, a renewable energy company based in Johannesburg. Previous pilot projects at Life Anncron Hospital in Klerksdorp and Life Fourways Hospital in Johannesburg were successful and yielded tangible results.

Contact Tanya Bennetts, Life Healthcare, Tel 011 219-967,

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