Solar Farm Opens

January 7, 2019

On December 20, in the town of Parma, Rochester Regional Health announced a 5.48 megawatt, 20-acre solar farm, the largest single-site solar farm in the region and the second largest in the state.Electricity from the solar farm will be used to power 120 offsite and support offices.

 

The solar farm marks the latest milestone on a journey that began in October 2017, when we announced that by 2025, all electricity used by Rochester Regional Health will be from renewable sources. It remains the most ambitious sustainability commitment shared publicly by any health system in New York State, and is matched or exceeded by only a handful of other systems in the nation. 

 

The health system made the commitment because renewable keeps people healthier by reducing pollution and climate change while also saving money on energy costs, allowing for greater future investment into patient care.

 

The Parma solar farm at a glance:

  • 20 acres
  • 16,884 solar panels
  • 5.48 megawatts
  • 6.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) generated in year one
  • Will power 120 offsite and support offices

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