Alba Energy is helping Victory Medical in Austin power their facility with the Texas sun and a new 144.5 kW solar installation. The new solar panel installation will save the healthcare provider more than $1 million dollars over the next 25 years.
Victory Medical has been Austin's home for traditional and holistic healthcare since 1996. Since the practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and to promote optimal health, it is only fitting that their 18,000 square-foot facility in South Austin should use alternative energy sources to power operations.
Victory Medical hired local solar experts Alba Energy to design a power system that uses clean, carbon-free solar energy via a 144.5 kW installation. The project involved a traditional rooftop solar array, as well as engineering multiple complex structural carport designs.
A solar carport canopy was constructed to provide patients of Victory Medical with shading during their visit to the facility. The design nature of the single-post cantilevered carport also allows customers to easily pull into and out of parking spaces, ensuring the patients don't ding their doors on the posts of the structure.
Victory Medical's new solar panel installation will produce more than 200,000 kilowatt-hours in its first year of operation, and save the healthcare provider more than $1 million dollars over the next 25 years.
"We are very happy to be involved with such a unique project," said Graeme Walker, Alba Energy's Founder and CEO. "On top of financial savings, the solar power system will help Victory Medical reduce their carbon emissions and generate their own clean energy in a manner that is very much aligned with their alternative way of thinking. The addition of the covered parking structures will be a huge benefit to staff and patients in the hot summer months," added Walker.
"The Alba Energy team was fantastic to work with during this complex installation in our busy parking lot. Alba went out of their way to minimize disruption to our staff and patrons," said Dr. William Franklin, Founder and Medical Director at Victory Medical. "The transition to a cleaner source of power was personally important to me. Now we are able to make huge annual savings on our electric bill as well as provide covered parking for our clients," he added.
About Alba Energy
Based in Austin, Alba Energy specializes in the design, engineering and installation of exceptional quality commercial and residential solar systems across Texas. Learn how you can power your home with clean, renewable solar energy for as low as $80/month by calling 800-238-3112 or visiting www.albaenergy.com.