A massive solar project is in the process of being launched in San Diego County that involves San Diego Gas and Electric and a number of county departments. The project will consist of 24 solar panels that will all be installed on the same county building located on Overland Avenue. County departments in San Diego that will be able to benefit from the project include Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The solar panels will produce electricity that will be used by those departments and in addition the panels will provide shade for the building’s parking area, another positive aspect of the project. San Diego Gas and Electric serves a large number of energy consumers in the area and if you want to know what their rates are Electric Rates can help you and they can compare that rate to others.
- The San Diego solar project will have the ability to produce up to more than 600,000 kWh of electricity.
- Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by nearly 400 tons each year as a result of the project which is equivalent to planting more than 10,000 trees.
- The county is paying in upwards of $60,000 to lease the space for the solar panels but San Diego Gas and Electric will retain ownership of the system.
- Two more solar projects are in the works which the county of San Diego plans to have completed by spring and summer of this year.
Solar energy is quickly growing in popularity throughout the United States as it is a highly renewable source of energy. Many states even have specific goals regarding the use of renewable energy in hopes of increasing the amount of electricity produced by such resources and decreasing the amount of pollution caused by generated electricity.
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