Environmentally-conscious residents at Shelter Creek Condominiums, a 1,296-unit multi-family development in San Bruno, Calif., now have a way to offset more than 70 percent of the community’s annual electricity usage thanks to a new solar system from Centrica Business Solutions.
Centrica Business Solutions, part of Centrica plc, announced the design and installation of the 2.5-megawatt high efficiency solar project in 2017 and now have officially broken ground at the development. As one of the largest solar installations at a multi-family development in the state, this project brings eight phases of construction of the rooftop solar system. Once complete, the installation is expected to generate 3,632,773 kilowatt-hours annually – equivalent to removing 545 cars from the road or recycling 896 tons of waste, instead of sending it to a landfill.
Shelter Creek Condominiums is one of the largest multi-family developments in San Mateo County and is leading the way as a sustainable community.
Our residents are informed and knowledgeable about sustainable living, and we are excited to work with Centrica Business Solutions to lower our community’s carbon footprint. The solar installation complements our California Energy Commission-granted electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting components in the common areas, renewable energy recycling, composting, and sustainability through the ‘no neonicotinoid pesticide’ policy for our on-site honey bee super hives.”
Ronnie Rosen, General Manager of Shelter Creek
"We are excited to partner with Shelter Creek on this project,” said Brian Brogan, Senior Director of Business Solutions at Centrica Business Solutions. “By providing clean renewable energy to residents, we are creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment that is an important focus of the residents here, while also aligning with our corporate commitment to provide products and services that lead to a lower carbon future.”
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