Cost: $19.4 million
BCCC NMTC allocation: $11 million
Sponsor: San Diego Unified School District and Main Street Power
Investor: US Bank
Location: San Diego County, CA
Description: The San Diego Unified Schools Main Street Power project (SDUS) consists of the rehabilitation of 20 separate San Diego Unified School District schools, all located in severely distressed census tracts, with solar photovoltaic systems. SDUS produces an estimated 4.3 megawatts of emission-free electricity which offsets approximately 35% of the schools electricity usage and is enough to serve 1,720 households. The QALICB developed a curriculum to be offered at the schools for students to learn about renewable energy and the San Diego Unified School District will receive significant savings over the life of the project.