St. Stephenęs Catholic Church in Valley Center declared energy independence with a solar shade canopy and roof-mounted solar power system. Sullivan Solar Power designed and installed the 71.9 kilowatt solar energy system, which will help the church save $616,343 over the next 25 years. The system consists of 220 SunPower E20-327-COM panels and three SMA inverters. St. Stephenęs was one of the first Catholic solar power projects to be financed through the Power Purchase Program and also one of the first four churches that were energized under –zero out of pocket” platform within the San Diego Catholic Diocese.
This Catholic Diocese solar power installation by Sullivan Solar Power is part of the solar energy revolution and generating clean, renewable electricity for St. Stephen. On average, each year a solar energy system this size will: