Across the United States, cities and states are establishing goals to encourage a switch to renewable energy. But no one has gone as far as the City by the Bay. San Fransisco has made it a goal to be 100% clean energy powered by 2020. That’s just 9 years away!
San Francisco mayor made the announcement during the unveiling of the Sunset Reservoir solar array. The new, utility scale solar power array is comprised of 24,000 solar panels and will triple the amount of solar power produced by San Francisco currently. The Sunset Reservoir facility will sell solar electricity to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, saving the PUC more than $26 million over the next 25 years. In addition to the clean energy, the installation will create many green jobs.
But the Sunset Reservoir alone will not be the factor to help San Francisco meet its goal to be 100% clean energy powered by 2020.
Mayor Newsome is putting together a task force to help the Bay Area become entirely unplugged from fossil fuels in the next 10 years and, hopefully, inspire other metropolitan areas to do the same.