Non-Profit Solar Electric Installation Project Profile
The Sleepy Hollow Community Center and Pool in San Anselmo, is nestled in unincorporated San Anselmo at the Fairfax border in Marin County. Installed by SolarCraft, this 40 kW solar power system will cut their utility costs from the power grid by almost $13,000 annually while utilizing clean, renewable solar power to run their new facility.
Consisting of (105) high-efficiency solar panels, the system is roof mounted on the newly remodeled Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse building. The Sleepy Hollow Homes Association (SHHA) was looking to build sustainably, and solar was incorporated as a way to lower their carbon footprint, cut electrical costs and demonstrate use of the system to their community members who may be considering “going solar”. The photovoltaic solar system will produce 53,564 kWh, offsetting about 80% of their electrical usage. Future plans include the addition of a battery system to allow storage of power generated by the solar panels so it can be used during power outages.
The solar electric system will offset 38 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year that would otherwise be emitted by fossil-fuel based utility power. This impact is equivalent to saving 88 barrels of oil, removing air pollution produced by over 95,000 miles of driving, or the pollutants removed by planting 47 acres of trees annually.
California Clean Energy (CCE), a Renewable Energy Service Provider for nonprofit organizations, will own the system and recover its costs through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the SHHA. A PPA is an alternative to buying or financing a solar power system, providing nonprofits the opportunity to utilize solar energy with no up-front costs. Customers, such as SHHA, benefit from fixed electricity prices which will never increase.
Founded in 1946, The Sleepy Hollow Homes Association (SHHA) is a volunteer organization comprised of residents of the Hollow. Becoming a member of the association is a way for residents to demonstrate their support of our local community. The Community Center Pool offers a family swim program and is home to the Sea Lions Swim Team, which competes in the Marin Swim League, a recreational league for swimmers ages 5-18 years.
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