SBCS TROLLEY TRESTLE
TYPE SOLAR FOR MULTIFAMILY
SIZE 25.6 KW
LOCATION CHULA VISTA, CA
FUNDING BRIDGE LOAN & GRANT
San Diego County-based nonprofit organization SBCS transforms communities to support the well-being and prosperity of children, youth and families. SBCS supports families through affordable housing and social services like financial literacy and family wellness. Their Trolley Trestle residence, offering transitional housing for former foster and homeless youth while they finish school or complete job training, was BQuest's first bridge loan project drawing down SOMAH (Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing) funds from the State of California. Upfront funding was provided during the design, permitting, and construction phases at no cost to SBCS until SOMAH funds were awarded in the form of a rebate.
Bridge funding eliminates the barrier of upfront costs for nonprofit multifamily housing operators looking to go solar. Residents of Trolley Trestle are expected to have their utility bills reduced by $400 per year. SBCS will also save money by having offices and community meeting spaces powered by solar.
What They Are Saying
"Trolley Trestle is a housing program that is built to help youth become self sufficient. Youth will definitely benefit from having solar installed at our different sites."
-Mauricio Torre, VP Program Operations, SBCS
METRIC TONS CO2 MITIGATED
Number of gasoline-powered cars off the road for 1 year
Avoided emissions from burning 810,998 pounds of coal
Carbon sequestered by 867 acres of forest in 1 year