Cenergy Power helping Bakersfield cancer center build solar canopy

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 20:20:48-04

Cenergy Power and the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) announced the ground breaking of a 1.3 megawatt solar canopy system at their Bakersfield facilities.

The project will generate around 1,850 megawatt hours per year, equivalent to the electricity usage of around 170 homes.

The system will offset around 1,400 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

"The idea of offsetting the majority of the Cancer Center's carbon footprint plays perfectly with our value of the community and sensitivity towards potential environmental impacts," CBCC's founder Dr. Ravi Patel said in a press release.

The solar system will offset nearly 100% of the cancer center’s electrical usage when complete.

The CBCC has treated over 100,000 patients since it first opened in Bakersfield.