St. Patrick Catholic Parish: San Diego Commercial Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power designed, built and installed a 26.9 kilowatt solar energy system for St. Patrickęs Catholic Parish in North Park. The system was mounted on a shade structure roof and consists of 123 Kyocera modules and three SMA America inverters.
The parish paid cash for the solar energy system, which will help the church save more than $9,000 in the first year of operation and more than $264,000 over the next 25 years.
The financial savings, while appreciated, were only part of the reason why St. Patrickęs leaders decided to go solar.
"For me, it makes sense," said pastor Father Michael. "We live on the planet together. I believe that God is saying 'Please take care of it, it's fragile.'"
The second reason solar made so much sense for us is that it will, in the short and long run, help the School and help the Parish, which I believe are joined at the hip.