Our 30.24 kW system is projected to generate 75 percent of the total electric power needed to run our pet hospital and covers nearly the entire 2,000 square feet roof of the hospital. The entire system utilizes state-of-the-art technology providing a 98.5 percent energy efficiency, with annual energy production estimated at 48,000 kilowatt hours. Power generated from the solar panels is inverted into AC and sent to the hospital’s electrical meter. When excess power is generated, it is sent to the Florida Keys Electric Coop grid for storage and later use by the hospital at night or on days when solar power production is less than our electrical consumption.
With various government incentives, the system costs are significantly lower and going to solar power became economically viable. We estimate the solar panels will return the hospital’s investment in less than six years. Solar power is good for our practice as well as the environment.