Ceremony Ushers in New Age of Solar Energy at UCSF

By Robert Hood on April 28, 2019


A yellow ribbon was cut recently at Mission Hall to celebrate the installation of new solar panels around UCSF. More than 4,500 panels have been added to four structures at UCSF and on a surface parking lot at UCSF Fresno. Together, they’ll produce approximately 2.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable, emissions-free electricity per year. That’s more than three percent of the annual electricity used at UCSF and is enough to power about 330 California homes. Energy Manager James Hand said the majority of UCSF’s new construction projects are being built solar-ready and the university plans on adding solar to those buildings in the future.

Participants in the ceremony included Clare Shinnerl, senior associate vice chancellor for CLS; Jon Giacomi, assistant vice chancellor, CLS; Paul Jenny, senior vice chancellor, Finance & Administration; Michael Bade, associate vice chancellor/campus architect, Real Estate; and Teresa Costantinidis, vice chancellor and chief financial officer.