Study: $40M to install solar-plus-storage systems at 12 SF sites for seismic resiliency


Equipping multiple community buildings at 12 sites with solar-plus-storage systems to provide power if a major earthquake knocks San Francisco off the grid would cost $40 million, a new city study shows.

Jessie Denver, energy program manager with the Department of the Environment, which is leading the effort in partnership with San Francisco-based energy consultant Arup, told the San Francisco Examiner on Friday that the system sizes are scoped to provide “critical loads” for about three to five days, but not the electrical needs of the entire buildings.

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