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UK’s first solar powered hospital exceeds energy expectations

by Mareyah Bhatti, Mar 18
1 minute read

A Welsh solar farm was set up to supply Morriston hospital in Swansea with 20% of it’s energy consumption each year, but it generated “enough energy over one 50 hour period to meet [all] of the hospital’s demands.”

black solar panel under red and gray clouds

So what?

The benefits included a reduction in electricity bills and carbon emissions which could motivate many more institutions (not just hospitals) to adopt solar power.

Furthermore, the scheme was trialled over the winter in the UK – a notoriously ‘grey’ weather period, and still provided impressive results. Does this mean other nations not typically sunny could look to solar power for their energy source?

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