Tuesday, November 15, 2005

San Francisco Powers Up Newest Municipal Solar Installation

New 20,000 Square-Foot Solar Array atop SFPUC Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Brings Clean, Renewable Energy to Bayview Hunters Point community

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom joined southeast community leaders and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) today to ‘flip the switch’ and commence operation of a new 255-kilowatt solar electric system at the Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant. The SFPUC’s latest solar electric project utilizes a photovoltaic array to convert sunlight directly into energy at the City’s largest wastewater treatment facility. Covering 20,000 square feet of rooftop, the solar project compliments San Francisco’s largest municipal installation at the Moscone Center, providing the plant with more than 300,000-kilowatt hours per year – the equivalent energy to power 200 homes. The solar array was furnished by PowerLight Corporation of Northern California.

Source: Press Release

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