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Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, has acquired a 4.5 MW solar project in San Francisco from solar project developer Recurrent Energy. Duke says the Sunset Reservoir solar power project is the largest solar generation facility in San Francisco.

The solar power system, developed and operated by Recurrent since 2010, consists of nearly 24,000 solar panels mounted on top of the Sunset Reservoir. The facility provides electricity for the city and county of San Francisco's municipal services and facilities. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is purchasing the energy under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

"The Sunset Reservoir solar project more than tripled San Francisco's municipal solar generating capacity," says SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly Jr. "The renewable, greenhouse gas-free energy from Sunset Reservoir and all of our other facilities help power public buses, the San Francisco International Airport, health clinics and other vital city services."




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