SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— 558 solar panels were installed on the roof of Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, one of San Francisco’s best known landmarks, in an effort to shrink the city’s carbon footprint and conserve energy.
More solar installations are likely on the way, thanks to the fully-funded GoSolarSF initiative, which provides incentives for the installations and creates local jobs.
It was hot on Davie’s roof where Mayor Ed Lee talked about the city’s commitment to go solar.
“We are committing $5 million each year in the next two years to the GoSolar program,” he said.
Major General Mike Myatt of the War Memorial Board of Trustees said he was grateful to the SF Public Utilities Commission for their support in helping make the building what he called “one of the greenest and cleanest operating performance venues” in the country.
Supervisor David Chiu tipped his hat to GoSolarSF’s partners including Luminalt and SunRun for their investments in the city.
“We have been and will be the capital of solar in the country,” he said.
Solar installations have dipped in the city in the past two years, but officials hope that tide will turn with additional incentive money.