City Powers Up California's Largest Municipal Solar Project

San Francisco Powers Up California's Largest Municipal Solar Project
Mayor Also Challenges City to Commit to Path to 100 Percent Renewable Power and Announces New Grant, Task Force to Develop Plan & Benchmarks

 Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the completion of California’s largest municipal solar installation, the Sunset Reservoir Solar Project. With nearly 24,000 solar panels installed on top of the North Basin of the Sunset Reservoir, the new array is online and generates up to 5 megawatts daily of clean, 100 percent renewable energy. Over the 25-year lifetime of the project, the Sunset Reservoir will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 80,000 metric tons, while helping to satisfy the diverse clean energy needs of the City’s municipal buildings and facilities.

“With this one project, we are tripling the amount of solar power used by San Francisco’s local government and powering up California’s largest municipal solar array,” said Mayor Newsom. “San Francisco is leading by example towards California’s future of green jobs and a growing economy built on renewable energy and a cleaner environment.” Read more.


Posted on December 7, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.