El Monte, CA – 95 kW
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.
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.
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.
Number of panels: 424
Lifetime Environmental Benefits