Mayor Newsom Announces First Solar Installations at S.F. Public Housing Sites
07/07/09 - Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced plans to install over 365 kw of solar panels on the San Francisco Housing Authority properties of Hayes Valley North and South and Plaza East through San Francisco’s GoSolarSF Initiative. The solar panels will provide hundreds of thousands of kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity to public housing residents. The project is expected to create 25 jobs and be completed by the end of the year.
"With initiatives like GoSolarSF, San Francisco is lighting the way with solar power," said Mayor Newsom. "Solar power will reduce greenhouse gases, grow our green economy, and lead the state towards a future of clean, renewable energy."
Sunwheel Energy Partners, a renewable energy firm, will install the solar panels on the public housing properties. The solar installation is also made possible by the San Francisco Housing Authority, McCormack Baron Salazar/ McCormack Baron Ragan, by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s GoSolarSF solar energy incentive program, and by the MASH Rebate Program, the affordable housing component of the California Solar Initiative, managed by Pacific Gas & Electric. Read more