San Francisco Voters Go for Wind, Solar

Last November, 73% of San Francisco voters approved a $100 million revenue bond issue to fund the installation of 40 megawatts of renewable power—including 10 to 12 MW of solar power—on city-owned facilities and schools.San Francisco's city government consumes 160 MW of power. The balance of the renewables would come from wind turbines.

03/01/2002


Last November, 73% of San Francisco voters approved a $100 million revenue bond issue to fund the installation of 40 megawatts of renewable power—including 10 to 12 MW of solar power—on city-owned facilities and schools.

San Francisco's city government consumes 160 MW of power. The balance of the renewables would come from wind turbines. Bond monies are to be repaid by energy cost savings from these installations. However, another measure on the same ballot, which would have created a municipal power company, failed by a narrow margin.

From Pure Power, Spring 2002.





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