BRIDGE Housing and Sunrun complete 246-kW Community Solar project serving rental units in California

Dec. 8, 2021
The project will serve 94 affordable rental units in Suisun City

Community development organization BRIDGE Housing and solar panel firm Sunrun have completed a 246-KW solar installation in California that will serve 94 affordable rental units in Suisun City.

The project will deliver $47 per month in bill savings for the residents via virtual net metering (credit for excess electricity sent back into the grid), according to the news release. 

Ribbon cutting event at the Cottonwood Creek rental community marks the eighth completed Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) project between Sunrun and BRIDGE Housing. 

"Installing solar helps residents save significantly on their utility bills while making our properties more environmentally sustainable," said Ken Lombard, President & CEO of BRIDGE Housing. "We're proud to partner with Sunrun and the SOMAH program to bring renewable energy and job opportunities to communities such as Cottonwood Creek."

This installation contributes to Sunrun’s commitment to develop 100 MW of solar on affordable multifamily housing in the state by 2030 via the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. The firm has also pledged to deliver 500 MW of low-income solar in the US by 2030.

Each SOMAH project offers job training opportunities.