San Diego — San Diego would quadruple the amount of solar power used by city facilities and save an estimated $22 million over the next 20 years under a plan the City Council is scheduled to approve Tuesday.
Solar panels and other devices would be installed beginning in March at 25 sites including libraries, recreation centers, police stations and other city-owned buildings and properties.
The solar energy installations would generate an estimated 6 megawatts of electricity per year, enough to power about 3,000 typical San Diego homes.
City buildings now use a total of 2 megawatts of solar power, so the proposal would quadruple that.
SunEdison Government Solutions would install the systems and then sell the energy generated by them to the city to power the buildings.