CASE STUDY: Atrium Animal Hospital
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Atrium Animal Hospital, located in Charlotte, decided to include a solar system to their facility back in 2015. The animal hospital’s well-respected team is known for their top of the line care and friendly service. They are committed to the health and wellbeing of their customers’ pets.
The veterinary clinic began looking for cost-effective actions they could take that could also protect the natural environment. They sought a project that would distinguish them in their field without ever compromising the reliability and excellence of care for their patients.
The RENU Solution
The veterinary clinic was able to discover a compelling rationale for building solar into its plans with Renu Energy Solutions. Not only would they become more competitive by saving on monthly fixed costs, but going solar also enabled the company to use tax credits and other business tax strategies to accelerate the financial benefit of going solar. In fact, a federal tax credit essentially paid for 30% of the project cost to the customer.
The plans laid out that a 25 kW system would be the appropriate size to make a significant difference in their utility costs.
Within its first year using solar power, the clinic avoided over 58,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. This is equivalent to the annual energy use of 2.8 average homes. It takes 31 acres of U.S. forests to reduce the same amount of CO2 in a year.