Newsom touts new solar project 

It was a perfect day to tout solar in the Sunset district.

The sky was clear, the sun was out and the wind was blowing enough to muss Mayor Gavin Newsom’s perfectly coiffed hair as he stood on the roof of California’s largest municipal solar installation, the Sunset Reservoir Solar Project.

He was there to mark the progress of the clean-energy project, which is set to be completed by the end of the year. The Sunset Reservoir Solar Installation will deliver clean, 100 percent renewable energy to the San Francisco electrical grid and reduce carbon emissions by approximately 80,000 metric tons over the 25-year lifetime of the project.

To date, almost 5,000 solar panels have been installed.

“We are not just dreaming we are doing,” Newsom said.

Then he rambled on:  “We are leading by example… the biggest project of its type in the state of California and arguably in the country, though we are looking to verify that so I was told I can’t say that but I just did.”

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