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Solar for San Francisco Food Co-op
October 2, 2021 - January 15, 2022
About Other Avenues Food Cooperative
Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative grocery store that has served the Outer Sunset community of San Francisco since 1974. Other Avenues is a worker-owned cooperative, where workers are members of the cooperative and manage all aspects of running the cooperative. Other Avenues’ mission is to provide food and supplies that support sustainable living while supporting local and organic farms, small businesses, and co-ops. They achieve their mission through having an emphasis on their food sources being organic, sustainable, vegetarian, and fair-trade products while avoiding unnecessary packaging, GMO’s, and preservatives within the food they sell.
Going Solar with RE-volv
Other Avenues had a long-held dream of going solar and in 2015 that dream became a reality by going solar with RE-volv! Through a crowdfunding campaign run by RE-volv, Other Avenues was able to go solar for $0 through a 20 year Power Purchasing Agreement.
Other Avenue’s has a 32 kW solar array on the roof of their building, which will offset more than 949,727 lbs of emissions from the atmosphere over the life of the system. By going solar with RE-volv, Other Avenues will have stable electricity costs and will save more than $124,300 over the life of the system, money that Other Avenues can use to further their mission of providing organic, sustainably produced food to the community.
Solar System Stats
CO2 Avoided: 949,727 lbs
Solar System: 32 kW
Dollars saved: $124,300
People served: 7,000+
Installed: Spring 2015