BOSS: More Self-Sufficient Through Solar Power!

This last spring BOSS, in collaboration with the Mayor of Berkeley, GRID Alternatives, Rising Sun Energy Center, and the BOSS CTEC Program installed solar panels on our flagship facility, Ursula Sherman Village. And what a difference!

This is a new and exciting way for us to be self-sufficient and to demonstrate that for our community while also being better environmental stewards. The monthly report below shows how much electricity the new solar panels generated in October, just over 1,300 kilowatt hours. Our PG&E invoice for the same period shows a usage of just over 3,000 kilowatt hours. This is a massive offset made even more awesome when one considers that North Berkeley is often socked in with marine layer or overcast.

The money we save in electric bills can go toward other essential program needs. This also gives us the opportunity to contribute to life-changing, living-wage careers for all of the individuals associated with the planning, installation, and upkeep of the system. This is #TurningLivesAround!!

If you’re interested in finding out your potential power benefit, as well as discover if you are eligible for discount or installation price offsets, please reach out to GRID Alternatives. They are a wonderful resource. If you want to see pictures from the April 2017 event, you can visit our Facebook and Flickr pages!


Monthly Energy Production Report for Sankofa House

Enphase Energy maximizes your solar energy production and keeps you informed about your system. Your monthly energy report shows how your system performed and how much you contributed to offsetting the global carbon footprint.

Week Peak Power Energy Produced
10/01/2017 – 10/07/2017 7.62 kW 359 kWh
10/08/2017 – 10/14/2017 7.27 kW 298 kWh
10/15/2017 – 10/21/2017 7.82 kW 262 kWh
10/22/2017 – 10/28/2017 7.40 kW 311 kWh
10/29/2017 – 10/31/2017 7.14 kW 90.8 kWh
October 2017 Total: 1.32 MWh
Previous Month Total: 1.07 MWh
Year to Date: 2.41 MWh

For more details on these production results, please visit your Enphase® system.

Your Carbon Offset for this month: 2,012 lbs

You have offset the equivalent of: 23 Trees

Environmental Benefits