City approves solar-power projects

The City will more than triple the solar energy it produces from municipal buildings under a plan approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Solar power plants are expected to be switched on next year at Pier 96 and at the Sunset Reservoir, said SFPUC spokesman Tony Winnicker. A private company will own the plants and sell the electricity to The City, which can purchase them after seven years.

The 5 megawatts generated will be used to help power public services and buildings, including streetlights, San Francisco General Hospital, Muni light rail and city schools, according to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office.

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