Bradford Royal Infirmary has invested in slashing its operating costs as well as its carbon footprint by investing in a solar array.

With the help of Eco Environments’ Leeds office, the NHS hospital now sports almost 200 solar panels across two different roofs. The two-part project consisted of a 38kWp array made up of 158 Hyundai solar panels and a further 10kWp array comprising 40 further panels.    

Eco Environments estimates that the arrays will be capable of producing a combined saving of around £3,000 a year off the hospital’s annual energy bill. The solar systems will also help the hospital mitigate the emission of 22 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere for every year that they are operational.

Chris Acton, Eco Environments’ Commercial Business Development Manager, said: “There is no question that a growing number of hospital trusts are seriously considering renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes.

“Projects like Bradford Hospital’s can not only help a trust meet its environmental targets but also help save significant amounts of money at a time when public spending is under massive scrutiny.

“We are already talking to Bradford about a second installation and will also be undertaking other projects in the NHS during the coming months.”