Cleantech San Diego
Message from the President and CEO
Cleantech San Diego is grateful to our members and stakeholders for your continued support of the organization during this uncertain year, and for the dedication you've shown to upholding the promise of a thriving cleantech economy for all. If this year has taught us anything, it's that community is everything. In that spirit, we have updated the Cleantech San Diego mission statement to better reflect our commitment to promoting investment in and more equitable deployment of sustainable solutions across all parts of the San Diego region.
This report reflects a mix of figures and events from pre- and post-COVID months, and offers a glimpse into the resilience of our industry and the strength of our community amid turbulent times. The cleantech industry was born out of a desire to do things differently. Here in the San Diego region, we are fortunate to have private, public, and academic leaders who value innovation and sustainability, and who are willing to make bold action to support those values for all members of our community. Thank you for joining us in the pursuit of economic growth alongside environmental change and social prosperity.
Cleantech San Diego Members
- 7 Academic
- 14 Government
- 17 Community Partners
- 60 Energy and Technology
- 3 Building and Construction
- 6 Business and Financial
- 17 Professional Services
34 New Member Companies
TOTAL CLEANTECH AND
SOLAR JOBS SUPPORTED
TOTAL ECONOMIC OUTPUT
Direct $5 Billion
Indirect $1.5 Billion
Induced $1.7 Billion
*Cleantech and solar jobs are not mutually exclusive
Startups on the Energy Scene
Smart Cities San Diego
Solar Power Player
- California reached a milestone of one million roofs with solar panels.
- The San Diego region ranked #2 in the nation in solar installations per capita and total solar installations with 351 megawatts of installed solar capacity.
- Baker Electric Solar installed a 204 kW commercial solar system for Del Rey Avocado.
- EDF Renewables was awarded commercial solar projects with Cox Communications, Cubic, and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.
- LS Power continued San Diego’s energy storage leadership with the largest battery in the world, the 250 megawatt Gateway Energy Storage project in East Otay Mesa.
- EDF Renewables launched a 1 MW battery storage system at the San Diego Zoo and won the contract to install a microgrid and battery storage system at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
- ENGIE installed a 4 MWh battery energy storage system at the San Diego International Airport.
- 2,854 energy storage projects equaling 112 MW of capacity have been completed in San Diego County.