Port of San Diego Continues Commitment to Solar
In celebration of Maritime Month and as part of its ongoing Climate Action Plan initiatives, the Port of San Diego is currently installing a 112-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, which will increase the Port’s total solar energy generation by 43% (adding about 190,000 kilowatt hours annually) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a projected 131 metric tons a year. The system will comprise about 576 panels and include a net metering agreement with SDG&E to earn credit for electricity added to the grid. Cleantech San Diego member company Sullivan Solar Power is the contractor. Other photovoltaic systems on Port facilities are on the Administration Building (installed 2009), Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier (installed 2010) and General Services Building in National City (installed 2011).
“The Port of San Diego is a sustainability pioneer thanks to its progressive climate action goals and a commitment to adopting clean technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money,” said Cleantech San Diego President and CEO Jason Anderson. “With the help of energy innovations, including their latest solar installation and the use of Internet of Things technologies, the Port is not only a model for smart cities solutions, it is charting a course toward a cleaner and more sustainable future for the San Diego region and beyond.”