Santana Chooses Solar Power

[] Carlos and Deborah Santana have outfitted their business headquarters with a solar-powered energy system to meet all the electrical needs of the 5,200 square-foot building. The San Rafael-based facility houses Santana Management, and Carlos and Deborah’s non-profit Milagro Foundation, which serves at-risk youth through educational initiatives and health-related programs. The 28.8 kW solar photovoltaic energy system powering Santana’s operations was designed and installed by Sun Light & Power of Berkeley, which offers alternative energy solutions for residential, commercial, and municipal markets. It should produce the same amount of electricity normally consumed by the facility, and help to mitigate peak demand loads to the power grid. The system has a lifespan of approximately 30-years, and should save the couple almost $6,760 annually in energy costs. Funds from California Energy Commission Renewable Rebate Program effectively paid for 41 percent of the capital cost of the system.

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