VA Medical Center Solar Project Starts
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Monday,The Grand Junction VA Medical Center began construction on a new solar project.
Officials with the center say the $6 million plan includes seven solar panel systems that will help with electrical demands.
Officials from the VA Medical Center said that this project has several advantages.
"One, it will cut the power bill in half. Two, in a regional emergency it will allow us to operate independently off the grid to a certain extent and three, it's going to provide a covered parking to certain areas of the patient parking lot,"said VA Chief of Public Affairs, Paul Sweeney.
Sweeney also said the annual VA Medical Center's electric bill is about $4 hundred-thousand. However, the solar panels will reduce the cost be 50 percent.