San Francisco, CA – California’s pioneer solar company, Sun Light & Power, has successfully completed the installation of a 905kWp solar array atop the new long-term parking garage at San Francisco International Airport.
Sun Light & Power worked with SFO, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors and solar panel manufacturer REC Group whose panels were purchased for the system.
The solar array is one of several at San Francisco Airport which will help the organization move towards a more sustainable future. The purpose of the array is to offset the airport’s carbon footprint and to save the airport money by reducing demand electricity charges during peak usage times.
The greenhouse gas emissions offset by the system equals 915 metric tons of CO2 each year. This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 1,000,000 lbs. of coal and is the equivalent of eliminating the emissions from 194 passenger cars.*
Sun Light & Power built a strong team including MLB Energy and Liberty Electric of San Mateo to promote the utilization and participation of local businesses on this San Francisco Airport contract.
Sun Light & Power’s Chief Operating Officer, Troy Tyler, said, “We are happy to help San Francisco International Airport save electricity, create well-paying jobs and reduce the carbon impact of one of the busiest airports in the world. You can see the array from the freeway when you drive by. So, we’ll have a sense of pride when seeing it for many years to come.”
From initial contract signing to substantial completion, the project took 14 months to complete, in parallel with construction of the parking garage.
About Sun Light & Power
For over 40 years, Sun Light & Power has delivered exceptional customer service by designing and building high quality solar thermal and solar power systems across California. Sun Light & Power’s team of employee-owners serve a wide range of commercial, nonprofit, municipal and residential clients. Sun Light & Power is one of the first companies in the state to become incorporated as a Benefit Corporation (known as a B Corp), and it is one of Alameda County’s first Certified Green Businesses. Sun Light & Power became 100% employee owned (ESOP) in 2018. For more information, visit www.SunLightandPower.com.
About REC Group
Founded in Norway in 1996, REC Group is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. Through integrated manufacturing from silicon to wafers, cells, high-quality panels and extending to solar solutions, REC Group provides the world with a reliable source of clean energy. REC’s renowned product quality is supported by the lowest warranty claims rate in the industry. REC Group is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC Group employs 2,000 people worldwide, producing 1.5 GW of solar panels annually.
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