Senior leaders visit Fort Irwin hospital project
Construction of the new Fort Irwin Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, California, is more than 80 precent completed. A 7.6 acre photovoltaic (PV) array and a solar thermal array, will generate 2.4 megawatts of power and the solar thermal array will provide a majority of the hot water the hospital requires. The new hospital project consists of a 216,000 square foot hospital facility which will provide Soldier and family patient care, emergency medicine, and a wide variety of clinical support. Additionally, the project includes a 9,000-square-foot renovation of the Mary E. Walker Center and construction of a helipad, ambulance shelter, and central utilities plant. The facility stands to become the first LEED Platinum, net-zero, carbon-neutral hospital that will generate all of its energy needs from solar power and renewable energy systems.