AUSTIN (KXAN) – A new and improved roof was unveiled at the Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center Saturday morning.
Built by Freedom Solar Power, the largest solar power rooftop in Central Texas is made up of nearly 2,500 solar panels and is made to meet half of the building’s energy needs. It is expected to create more than 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, all while being environmental-friendly.
Since medical centers like Strictly Pediatrics operate 24/7, the solar rooftop could cut operation costs. The project is expected to pay itself off in seven years and will help save the Seton surgical center over $3 million in the next 25 years, according to FSP’s director of sales.
In addition, the rooftop is will cancel out over 20,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. This is similar to nearly 170 acres of the country’s forests being conserved rather than having the land being transformed for crops.
Strictly Pediatrics is a member of the Seton Healthcare Family located on Barbara Jordan Blvd. in Central Austin.