Green Points

San Francisco International Airport has begun installing grid-connected, solar panels that help create power at Terminal 3.

Bay Crossings Staff Report
Published: March, 2007 

When power is generated by the grids, it causes the utility meter to run backward. Yes, that’s legal. Visit http: for classes on energy efficiency in your area.

Carpool Lanes for Hybrids

Since August of 2005, California law has allowed single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes by certain alternative fuel, clean hybrid and full-electric vehicles. Use of HOV lanes with only one occupant requires an identification sticker. As of Jan. 1, 2007, the distribution of stickers is limited to 85,000. Source:

SF’s Green Power Community

In Aug. 2006, Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) announced a partnership with Lennar BVHP to create San Francisco’s first neighborhood powered entirely by clean, renewable energy. The new Green Power Community would be on a 93-acre parcel at a site of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. SFPUC, in turn, will deliver 100 percent renewable and cost-competitive power to new residents and businesses of the current and future developments.
Source: SFPUC

Solar Bus Shelters

In Jan. 2007, Golden Gate Transit announced that as part of its 15-year contract with CBS Outdoors, 26 new shelters are being installed at GGT bus stops along the Highway 101 Corridor in Marin and Sonoma counties. The new, enclosed shelters are equipped with photovoltaic green technology for illumination at night. To date, eight shelters have been installed, with 18 shelters due for installation over the next several months, weather depending. Source: