Geostellar Launches Nationwide Solar Program for Health Care System Facilities, Employees and Patients
Geostellar, the nation’s first and largest online solar marketplace, recently launched Solar.Clinic, a program for health care systems to go solar and offer solar energy to their employees, patients and community members. Working in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, the program was launched with health systems Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals based in Northeast Ohio; Gundersen Health System serving western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota; and Providence Health & Services across the western United States.
Solar.Clinic is a simple, convenient way for health systems to power their operations and deliver clean, affordable solar energy. Participating health systems receive discounts on solar energy installation, equipment and financing for their own facilities and for the homes of employees, patients and community members. Geostellar also provides an online platform, communications program and distribution support for increasing the deployment of solar energy across each health system’s service area.
“We appreciate the great work performed by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth over the past decades to reduce the environmental impact associated with the practice of medicine,” remarked David Levine, CEO of Geostellar. “We’re proud to work together to promote both the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy within the health sector and the communities they serve.”
“We are very pleased with the early adoption of the program by some of the preeminent health systems in the country,” said Eric Lerner, director of the U.S. Climate and Health program for Health Care Without Harm. “Geostellar has a proven track record of working with leading U.S. corporations to provide this important benefit to their employees. Solar.Clinic provides an important opportunity for health systems to include their employees in their efforts to be more environmentally sustainable and to demonstrate climate leadership.”
The Solar.Clinic program is also designed to boost economic development in the communities served by the health systems. Each installation is performed by qualified local contractors and backed by Geostellar’s supplemental guarantee covering workmanship, equipment and performance.