San Francisco State University Charges Electric Vehicles with New PV System

December 03, 2003

Man standing on PV array with ocean in the background

A new PV system at San Francisco State University helps charge electric vehicles for use on campus.
Credit: RWE Schott Solar

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently paid $142,623 to San Francisco State University's Romberg Center for Environmental Science in Tiburon for its newly completed solar-electric photovoltaic (PV) system. The funding is from the California Self-Generation Incentive Program, which PG&E administers in its service territory.

The system is rated at 32 kW and consists of 228 solar panels. It provides electricity for the conference center at the Romberg Tiburon Environmental Learning Center and for the university's four Toyota RAV-4 electric vehicles.

Source: October 13 issue of Solarbuzz.