October 22, 2015
The City of San Diego is installing solar panels at 25 city sites in an effort to save energy. The panels will be placed at libraries, police and fire stations, recreation centers, and city-owned parking lots.
Officials expect a $22 million savings over the 20-year deal the city has with SunEdison, and energy experts also forecast that San Diego government buildings will save 45 percent in energy costs over the same time period.
The City of San Diego is paying $26 million under the terms of the arrangement. If all goes well, another 40 building sites could reportedly be included in the second phase.