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The San Diego Convention Center is Installing a Solar Photovoltaic System

The San Diego Convention Center is getting a solar photovoltaic system installed on the rooftop that is capable of offsetting 10 percent of the facility’s electrical usage.

This San Diego solar installation costs $3.2 million and will be initiated at no cost by the Convention Center, because they have entered into a power purchase agreement over a 20 year term.  According to the terms of the agreement, the center can purchase the electricity at 18.8 cents per kilowatt hour, which is lower than the charges paid to San Diego Gas and Electric. This reduced rate is expected to save around $1.7 million for the center over the next two decades.

The solar project will cover around 90,000 square feet of the Convention Center having around $2.7 million worth of solar panels in their power purchase agreement.

On the completion of the twenty-year period, the center is given the freedom to purchase the 1,900 solar panel, 538 kilowatt solar electric system.

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