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El Monte, CA – 95 kW

Commercial Solar in El Monte California

Founded in 1954 by Vons employees, the Vons Credit Union (VCU) is a non-profit organization that provides financial products and services to Vons employees and their families.

Commercial Solar in El Monte California

For the CEO of VCU, inspiration for solar and other green choices, such as a cool roof, was the accumulation of the debate over global warming as well as Safeway’s commitment to lower their carbon footprint by 390,000 tons by the end of 2010. Inspiring the community was an important part of the decision making as well as the positive financial impact of the solar power.

Commercial Solar in El Monte California

Today VCU is continuing its sustainability efforts through the addition of a 34 kW solar carport system and by pursuing a LEED Gold level certification for Existing Buildings.

System Details

Number of panels: 424
Type of panels: Sharp 216 watts
Annual production: 133,177 kWh
Utility Bill offset: 48%
Estimated lifetime savings: $1,639,500

Lifetime Environmental Benefits

Trees Saved
Trees
Saved:

70,723
Cars Removed from Traffic
Cars Removed
from Traffic:

581
Gallons of Oil Unused
Gallons of
Oil Unused:
310,364

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