Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a San Francisco-based utility, and the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center have completed a new solar energy system at the center.
The installation is part of PG&E's Charitable Contributions program for nonprofit organizations. The company has committed to spending more than $7.5 million on solar installations throughout the city so organizations similar to the San Francisco LGBT Community Center can reap the financial benefits of solar power.
‘The center is honored to be the first chosen for this inspiring gift of solar panels, and we are grateful to PG&E for making this possible,’ says Thom Lynch, executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.
The system, manufactured by SunPower and installed by Sun Light and Power, is composed of 96 panels rated at 215 watts each. It is expected to produce over 27,000 kWh of renewable energy and will save the center nearly $5,000 in energy costs per year.