We are thrilled to report that Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will be fully funded at $10 million over the next two fiscal years.
Mayor Lee made the announcement at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s celebration of the newly installed 558-panel, 182 kW solar system on the roof of the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, which brings the City’s total municipal solar generating capacity to more than 7.6 megawatts.
Combined with the 8.1 megawatts supported by GoSolarSF, San Francisco’s 15.7 megawatts of solar renewable energy has prevented 7.7 million pounds of CO2 emissions which is equivalent to over 8,000 barrels of oil each year.
“GoSolarSF is a model clean energy program that is creating good paying green jobs for San Francisco workers, while also making solar renewable energy accessible to our residents and businesses,” said Mayor Lee. “The GoSolarSF program and the Davies Symphony Hall Solar Array demonstrate our commitment to installing more solar arrays in San Francisco to increase our renewable energy generation and create local jobs.”
GoSolarSF is a program run by SFPUC.
It provides incentives for San Francisco residents and businesses to install solar panels on their homes or offices.
The progress is impressive as the program has paid $19.4 million in incentives and completed 2,583 installations across San Francisco.
Facts: GoSolarSF has created 8.1 megawatts of new solar energy
The bonus is that it has created 121 new jobs in the solar industry for San Francisco’s disadvantaged workers.
For more information on the GoSolarSF incentive and SFPUC solar installations.