Green Power Partnership
|City of San Francisco, CA|
|Location||San Francisco, CA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||3.6%|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2004, Green Power Leadership Award 2010, Green Power Leadership Award 2011|
|Environmental Web Page|
The City of San Francisco, California, is a leader in on-site green power generation, using more than 25 million kilowatt-hours annually from its biogas facilities and eight municipal solar installations. These solar installations are located on many facilities, including a water pollution control plant, a recycling center, San Francisco International Airport, and a public library.
The City of San Francisco’s goal is to obtain all City-used electricity from pollution-free sources, while creating jobs and driving economic growth. The City will soon triple its solar generating capacity from two megawatts to more than seven once the solar installation on the City’s Sunset Reservoir is complete. This solar array will feature more than 24,000 solar panels and is expected to become the largest municipal solar installation in California. The City is also in the process of placing additional solar arrays on other municipal buildings and is considering adding urban wind and ocean power projects to its portfolio.
The City offers incentives to San Francisco residents and businesses to install solar power on their properties through its GoSolarSF program.
The City of San Francisco received an On-Site Generation Award in 2004.