GE’s Current has announced 13 new projects in the US northeast that will blend solar power and energy efficiency. The startup within GE will install solar and other equipment at GE facilities and other companies’ facilities across six northeast states.
“The clean energy movement continues to surge ahead, and businesses all over the northeast are leading the charge, including right here at GE," said Erik Schiemann, General Manager of Solar at Current. "Smart companies are realizing that solar isn't just good for the environment, but it can help their bottom lines too.”
The company said it is installing 9.4 MWs of solar at eight GE locations across New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. It’s also installing solar power at businesses including Partners Healthcare, Seabury and Smith & Wesson. The installations will include solar carport and ground-mount projects that will help GE and the businesses reduce their energy costs by roughly $23.6 million while reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
"Adopting cleaner, more efficient technologies like solar and LED shows that we are committed to investing in the future of our businesses and communities," said Schiemann. "We will continue supporting these efforts, both within GE and with our customers, as we all look to build a stronger, more sustainable outlook for our region."
Current will install a 2.4 MW solar project in Wallkill, NY, which will save it $2 million. The project will be on a capped landfill. The other projects will be at business locations. Between a 2.6 MW solar carport project and Current LEDs, Smith & Wesson will save about 10 percent on its energy bills—roughly $2.8 million—at its Springfield, MA, industrial facility.
Current will install a 1.1 MW solar carport and ground mount installation at Partners Healthcare's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod in Sandwich, MA. The project will produce roughly 70 percent of the hospital's electricity consumption. Between that and solar carport at its Newton-Wellesley Hospital facility Partners will save more than $4.4 million in energy costs. Similarly, Seabury, a life-care provider will save more than $600,000 at its Life Plan community in Bloomfield, CT, with a ground-mount system.Tweet