San Francisco SPCA

Non-Profit | PV | San Francisco, CA

Greenhouse gas equivalent = 640 Metric Tons which is equal to:

  • 1,533,249 miles driven by an average car
  • 1,481 barrels of oil consumed
  • 5.1 acres of U.S. Forests preserved from conversion to cropland in one year.

The San Francisco SPCA is a very large project with unusual gypsum roof with steel structural members, difficult conduit routing, and interconnection wiring. The client was concerned about shutdowns because the facility is a working animal hospital. We worked with a structural engineer to design an attachment using custom base flanges and Tek screws to avoid welding, which would have been cost-prohibitive. The conduit route was carefully planned in advance by the foreperson, and the interconnection wiring was planned in conjunction with the conduit routing so wires could be landed in an efficient and safe manner. We had Hollender create a unique base flange for this project with extra drill holes to allow flexibility in screw placement.

"The San Francisco SPCA strives to be socially responsible in all business practices, and we chose to install solar panels to help decrease our carbon footprint. We were impressed with the high quality of work provided by Sun Light & Power; they strived to make the project simple and successful."

- San Francisco SPCA

"This solar system is designed to last for at least 25 years, which will help the San Francisco SPCA, their supporters and their furry tenants save on their energy bills while providing a more sustainable future for our community and our planet."

- Eric Nyman, Sr. Salesperson, Sun Light & Power

"The SFSPCA project was challenging in many ways, from the structural connection on the roof to the electrical interconnection. I'm proud that after over a year of planning and preparation, the PV is going strong and has made the SFSPCA not just an animal shelter/hospital, but a power plant, too."

- Ben Bachelder, Sr. Engineer, Sun Light & Power

Additional Project Details

Project Location:
San Francisco, CA
Project Type:
Roof Mount
PV System Size:
585.6 kW
Product Category:
Solar PV
Date of Installation:

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