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Celebrate Earth Day at the solar project ribbon cutting April 28

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm by Clay Curtin

On April 28, 2016, the City of Menlo Park celebrates Earth Day and the completion of solar installations at the  Arrillaga Family Gymnasium, Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center, City Corporation Yard, Onetta Harris Community Center and a City Hall solar carport. This ribbon-cutting event takes place in front of City Hall from 4-5 p.m. 

The solar installation project is a part of the regional renewable energy procurement project. Working collaboratively has led to a significant reduction in renewable energy system costs, transaction costs, administrative time and enhanced advantage for public agencies in negotiations for renewable energy systems.

Menlo Park’s solar installations will offset approximately 80 percent of our current PG&E energy use at each facilities. This saves the City over $461,000 in energy costs over the course of the 20-year power purchase agreements and reduces 419 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the City qualifies for over $71,000 worth of energy rebates from PG&E’s California Solar Incentive rebate program. The greenhouse gas emissions saved from the clean energy produced is equivalent to removing approximately 80 vehicles from the road annually.

City Hall Solar Carport