June 21, 2017 – San Anselmo, CA
SunLight General Capital is pleased to announce the purchase by its Solar Fund III of a solar system located within the campus the San Domenico School, the oldest independent school in California. The 412 kW ground mount system offsets approximately 85% of the School’s electricity usage and significantly reduces its carbon footprint.
SunLight’s new acquisition reduces carbon emissions by 860,000 pounds annually as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That is equivalent to removing 70 vehicles from the road, preserving 3 acres of forest from deforestation, or serving 60 U.S. households’ electricity needs.
When the system was originally built, Matthew Heersche, San Domenico’s former Head of School, said that “We are excited to be running our school on electricity generated at our school; while the students have already been actively involved in making sustainable lifestyle choices at home and in the community, we look forward to continuing their education in eco-responsibility and, overall, in a sustainable environment.”
Stacey Hughes, SunLight’s Chief Financial Officer, stated that, “SunLight is honored to work with the School as it achieves its goals of sustainability and ecoliteracy. Also, as a native Californian, it’s especially meaningful to add SDS as the first California system within SunLight’s solar portfolio.”
About San Domenico School
San Domenico School is the closest independent, coed day and boarding school to San Francisco, CA. SDS provides a character-driven kindergarten through grade 12 college preparatory education, leading the way in redefining the metrics of achievement and graduating inspired students equipped to create a better world. The school is guided by the core values of study, reflection, service, and community.