Billboard delivers up to 3.4 kilowatts of renewable, solar energy to PG&E customers
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will unveil the nation’s first solar-powered billboard, located in San Francisco. The billboard is prominently visible from the Highway 101 9th Street exit.
The billboard is outfitted with 20 solar modules that are interconnected to the grid.
The system can deliver up to 3.4 kilowatts of renewable solar energy to PG&E customers. The power generated by the system exceeds the power used at night to illuminate the billboard’s lights.
In addition to installing solar, PG&E replaced the billboard’s halophane light fixtures with energy-efficient LED lights.
The 10:00 a.m. billboard unveiling will be held at 1000 Brannan Street.
Division Street between 9th Street and the intersection of Potrero and Brannan. The billboard is also visible from the Highway 101 9th Street/Civic Center exit.
The billboard is part of the utility’s new advertising campaign, titled “We Can Do This,” which features information about a variety of programs and services PG&E offers that reflect the company’s commitment to the environment.
With the debut of PG&E’s solar-powered billboard, the United States joins Canada and South Africa as the only countries worldwide to utilize solar technology in this innovative way.
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