San Rafael Tennis Club Goes Solar and Saves Money
SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 50.7 kW DC solar panel installation at the Marin Tennis Club in San Rafael, CA. The new system offsets their utility bill by 93%, and now powers the Club with clean, sustainable solar energy, saving them thousands in energy fees every year.
Designed and installed by SolarCraft, the solar photovoltaic system is roof mounted on the clubhouse and locker room rooftops, spanning over 2,700 square feet. It consists of 155 high efficiency SunPower 327-watt solar panels, providing 70,532 kWh of solar power annually.
“With $0 down, and minimal incidental costs to our members, the Marin Tennis Club contracted with SolarCraft to install a solar system which will produce at least 70% of our projected main meter usage for years to come,” said Chris Ventris, General Manager. “We will be producing more energy than we need during PG&Es peak rates and selling the surplus energy back to PG&E. The solar panels are initially leased to us and are maintained under a Power Purchase Agreement for the next 7 years, after which the Club may purchase them for a discounted price.”
Ventris continued, “We selected SolarCraft out of seven possible solar providers based primarily on the very knowledgeable staff, led by Jeannie Alderson, who helped educate our project team about the details of solar power and the various financing options available, and also the competitive pricing and contracting model SolarCraft offered. We were very pleased with SolarCraft’s professional and efficient installation of the solar panels and the timely completion of this project.”
Over the life of the system almost 3 million tons of carbon dioxide will be eliminated from the Club’s carbon footprint, which is the equivalent of removing 4 million miles of driving over the next 25 years.
About Marin Tennis Club
Located in a sheltered, sunny location in the beautiful Dominican Area of San Rafael, Marin Tennis Club is first and foremost a Tennis Club with 12 superbly maintained courts. The Club offers a wide variety of tennis related activities, including lessons, competitive tennis, social tennis and clinics. There is an onsite café, pool and gym and the clubhouse is often the center for parties and other social activities. Marin Tennis club is known for the warm weather, clean courts, and friendly members and staff.
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