St. Catherine Laboure Parish: San Diego Commercial Solar Power
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in San Diego declared energy independence with a roof-mounted solar power system installed on two separate buildings. The 43,288 watt-AC solar energy system means the parish is now able to offset more than 85 percent of its energy needs, without having to rely on the rising cost of utility power and while helping keep San Diegoęs skies beautiful by reducing harmful emissions from fossil fuels.
The churchęs solar energy system consists of 182 Kyocera modules and three SMA inverters. The church will enjoy a first-year energy savings of more than $30,000 and $1.1 million over the next 25 years.