Solar Champion Stories

Cumberland Animal Clinic Plugs Into Solar Power

With 160 solar panels generating clean, renewable electricity year round, The Cumberland Animal Clinic has eliminated its carbon footprint and is saving hundreds of dollars in utility bills every month.

"Providing Compassionate Care For Your Best Friend" is the animal clinic's motto, and now the same is true for how the clinic is treating Mother Earth by offsetting more than 30,000 lbs. of carbon pollution each year from regional fossil fuel power plants.

Because it was designed and built in 2014 with a heavy focus on energy efficiency, the 49 kW ground-mounted solar array is able to provide all the electricity needed by the clinic and also powers the nearby home of the clinic's owners. The solar array has a 25-year warranty life and 30+ year expected useful lifespan, ensuring that the clinic will derive a strong economic and environmental return on its investment for decades to come.