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Solar Powered Healthcare: Resilience and Cost-Savings

Monday, March 25, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Speakers: Becky Regan, CEO, Capital Link and Capital Fund; Ben Money, SVP for Public Health Priorities, NACHC; Andrew MacCalla, Co-Founder and CEO, Collective Energy Company

Climate conditions and natural disasters including wildfires, severe storms, and flooding can lead to widespread power disruptions that can have dire consequences for health centers and the communities they serve. From the loss of critical health services to spoiled medications and revenue losses, a reduction in the level of dependable power has a negative impact on health center operations and direct health consequences for patients, particularly those living in low income, rural, and vulnerable communities. Health centers rate reliable power a top priority as they plan, design, and construct health center facilities and many are choosing solar power with battery backup as an affordable solution for both emergency and year-round use. Join us to learn more about this resilient, affordable clean energy option. We’ll review how a solar+battery microgrid works and explore the cost-benefit analysis, new and proposed rules and rebates, incentives, federal energy equity initiatives, and financing options. We’ll also share examples of health centers’ experiences in choosing to install solar+battery microgrids.

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Capital Link's webinars are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,168,750 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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