Want Solar Power on Your Roof?
Protection from Future Blackouts?
PROPOSITION H is a charter
amendment which will allow the City to
use its buying power and low-interest financing to make solar power and other
clean energy technologies affordable and available to the residents and
Why? Because SF needs clean local power, and we need it now. In addition to facing energy price volatility and rolling blackouts caused by misguided state policies, San Franciscans have an inadequate supply of locally generated energy. With only one transmission corridor connecting The City to the grid, we could face prolonged blackouts in an earthquake or other disaster. By building a citywide network of solar power facilities on homes, businesses and government buildings, we can both reduce the local economy’s long-term exposure to energy price fluctuations and blackouts, and provide greater energy security in the event of an earthquake or other disaster.
Let’s not forget the environment. Electricity generation is the largest single cause of Global Warming. City governments have been repeatedly challenged to take the lead in tackling this problem, but generally lack the means to act decisively.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Tom Ammiano, Local Power, and a group of consumer and environmental organizations have proposed legislation that the city and county of San Francisco build a 50 Megawatt “San Francisco Solar Power Facility” on residential, commercial and industrial rooftops in the sunnier neighborhoods of San Francisco. PROP H was written to finance this project.
The SF Solar Power Facility
will cover the city’s rooftops with 100 football fields of solar panels,
creating a local power plant six times larger than the world’s largest solar
The city will offer
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