Petaluma Health Center Energy Upgrades for Emergency Response
This funding will be used for Petaluma Health Center, Inc. to offset the costs of constructing and installing a carport solar panel system at the Petaluma Health Center's parking lot and on the roof of its facility. The solar panels are projected to offset 33% percent of the clinic's overall electricity usage and allow it to have an additional power source to provide patient care during power shut offs and/or during emergencies. As an on-site source of renewable energy, this project will reduce approximately 450 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Rep. Huffman stands with PHC Staff outside the Health Center.
"For us, the solar panel project really is a way to future-proof our care," said Nick Lopez, the Director of Advancement for the center. "When there are shut-offs, (this project) makes sure we can keep serving the community."
"This solar panel project is a proactive and important step in protecting our ability to provide care during natural disasters or power outages that disrupt our access to electricity, while simultaneously decreasing our carbon footprint," Chief Operating Officer Tiffany Jimenez said. "It's a promise of health for our patients, and it's a promise of health for our environment."
Chief Operating Officer Tiffany Jimenez gives Rep. Huffman a tour of the Health Center.
Location: Sonoma County