San Francisco Solar Power

  • Ingleside Terraces 94127, 1.61 kW installed April, 2009. Output 31,014 kWh in 13 years = 1,482 kWh/kWp/year.
  • Exploratorium 94111, installed 2012. Output 1,429 kWh/kWp/year. See further details below.
  • Synergy School 94110,    30 kW installed January, 2013.     Output 363 MWh in 9 years  =  1,348 kWh/kWp/year.
  • Sunset Reservoir 94112, 5 megawatts installed September, 2010. Output 64,216 MWh in 10.33 years = 1,243 kWh/kWp/year.

  • The Exploratorium solar installation, zip 94111, is reported to produce 2 million kWh per year (2018). The size of the system is reported as a 1.3 megawatt (AC) Sunpower solar power system in 2012, and as 1.4 MW in 2018. Using the 2018 figures, (2,000/1,400) = 1.429 kWh/kWp/year. This is not as high as the 1,482 kWh/kWp/year average for a southwest San Francisco solar installation.
    As San Francisco district 6 (the Exploratorium, zip code 9411) is reported to have almost 10% more insolation than San Francisco District 7 (southwest S.F., zip code 94127), this finding is somewhat surprising. However, the solar panels on the southwest San Francisco installation are more favorably inclined at a tilt of 23 degrees, while the solar panels on the Exploratorium lie flat, which leads to a 12% decrease in kWh produced per year, according to PVWatts
  • Lick Wilmerding High School 94112. Current output data not found.
  • Moscone Center 94103, 687 kW. Current output data not found.
  • Urban High School 94117. Current output data not found.
  • Please email information regarding output from these installations to me
Moscone Center Solar Power
San Francisco Solar Monitoring Stations
San Francisco Solar Power Map
Solar Sense financial considerations
Southwest San Francisco Solar
Urban School Insolation
Victoria St. Solar Power

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