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Solar Can Bring Down In-Home Medical Costs

Clean energy can provide more independent communities and a more reliable energy supply, which is especially important for in-home healthcare.

Clean Energy Group has identified more than 2.5 Medicare beneficiaries as electricity dependent. Those people rely on home healthcare equipment like oxygen concentrators and ventilators. 

Solar energy is already at the point where it offsets high energy bills, but now EcoWatch reports that solar can also bring energy independence to in-home healthcare users. 

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“The U.S. energy sector in general, and the grid in particular, is vulnerable to the increasingly severe weather expected as the climate changes… Energy storage can help level loads and improve system stability. Electricity storage devices can reduce the amount of generating capacity required to supply customers at times of high energy demand – known as peak load periods.”

Coupled with a backup battery like the Tesla Powerwall or Enphase Encharge, a solar system can generate electricity and store it for use when the sun goes down. 

At the moment, most at-home medical equipment depends on diesel generators during outages. However, these generators come with their share of risks from the fumes they emit. 

Solar panels and storage solutions, on the other hand, provide a cost-effective and safe answer to power outages caused by high demand and severe weather.  

To be honest, even the best solar batteries struggle to supply electricity for the entire home. However, their capacity is more than enough to support essential medical appliances when the grid power blacks out.

Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen's readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.


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