This fall, installation will begin on a five megawatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Cityís largest reservoir, located at 24th and Ortega Streets in the Sunset district. Upon completion, the project will consist of nearly 25,000 solar panels that span nearly twelve football fields making it one of the nationís largest municipal solar projects. This project will more than triple the municipal solar generation in San Francisco and reduce carbon emissions by over 100,000 metric tons, furthering the City's leadership in clean energy implementation.
The solar plant will be developed and operated under a Power Purchase Agreement between the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Recurrent Energy. The clean solar electricity will be fed into the distribution grid and used by the General Hospital, San Francisco International Airport, Muni light rail, public schools throughout the city, and streetlights.
Please download the project FAQ for more information. Check back on this page for updates throughout the course of the project.
The San Francisco Sunset Reservoir project, at a glance:
An installation FAQ is available in English and Cantonese for those that live in the vicinity of the reservoir and have questions about the installation process.