Green Energy Gift For Hospice
- Published: Friday, 02 December 2011 09:28
Demelza Hospice Care for Children has received a green energy gift from a Dartford-based renewables company. The roof of the Sittingbourne children’s hospice is now home to a state-of-the-art 20-panel solar photovoltaic installation, donated and installed by Enevis.
The solar PV system, which converts daylight into electricity, will provide annual energy savings of £355 and tax-free Feed-In Tariff returns of £1,500 - bringing £1,855 each year into Demelza’s funds, used to provide care for more than 700 life-limited children.
The installation also boasts strong green credentials, with CO2 savings of 2.1 tonnes per year.
Debbie McSwiney, deputy head of care at Demelza said: “We are delighted that Enevis are supporting Demelza by providing solar panels free of charge for our Sittingbourne hospice. Not only will this enable us to have a sustainable and green energy source but we will be saving a considerable amount of money which will mean more resources can be spent directly on caring for the families who need our help.”
Gary Mayatt, managing director of Enevis, said: “We were delighted that Demelza Hospice Care for Children agreed to accept our solar PV donation. The system will enable the hospice to make substantial savings to its energy bills while also generating its own income from the Government’s guaranteed, tax-free Feed-in Tariff.
“The additional £1,855 will help Demelza continue to offer its dedicated care service to children suffering from life-limiting illnesses as well as invaluable support to their families.”
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