May 1, 2019 – Berkeley, CA – California’s legacy solar solutions provider, Sun Light & Power, has completed the installation of two solar systems atop BRIDGE Housing’s project at 1101 Connecticut St, San Francisco. The development was atypical in that it included both solar photovoltaic (PV) panels as well as solar thermal (hot water) systems.
The 81.4kWp PV system is made up of (220) LG 370W panels that will offset 115,588kWh in the first year. This is expected to save BRIDGE Housing $18-25K on their house electrical meter in the first year alone. Photovoltaics (PV) is a long-term renewable energy solution which provides a clean, sustainable and renewable energy source for electricity production. The system will offset 81.7 metric tons of CO2 in the first year, the greenhouse gas offset equivalent of 96.2 acres of US forests in one year or 9,197 gallons of gasoline being burned annually. *
The solar thermal system, a 36-collector closed loop preheat system, is expected to offset 72% of the tenant’s hot water usage. This is expected to save BRIDGE $28K on their natural gas bill in the first year. Solar thermal water heating is a long-term renewable energy solution which offsets natural gas for heating water. The system will offset 21.6 metric tons of CO2 in the first year, the greenhouse gas offset equivalent of 25.5 acres of US forests in one year or 23,614 lbs. of coal being burned annually. *
Sun Light & Power’s Senior Design Consultant, Jesse Quay, said, “Both systems are up and running, providing 1101 Connecticut with immediate savings. And, with these new systems they are meeting their goal of putting Green and Healthy development principles in place that includes solar technology.”
The architect was Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP. The General Contractor was Cahill Contractors, LLC. The developer is BRIDGE Housing.
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 is a certified Alameda County Green Business. Sun Light & Power became 100% employee owned (ESOP) in 2018. For more information, visit www.SunLightandPower.com.
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