Vista Solar Co-Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Golden Gate Produce Terminal, Honored Guests: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Board Supervisor Dave Pine, South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta, & South San Francisco City Council Member Richard Garbarino
*Ground breaking day for construction of GGPT, pictured after built, and pictured today w/ solar installation.
“What we’re exhibiting here today is we’re taking the equivalent of a 1962 Chevy Impala, and turning it into a Tesla.” – Congresswoman Jackie Speier
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 20th, 2017 — Vista Solar, a leading Bay Area commercial solar installer, co-hosts ribbon cutting for new fully operational solar installation for Golden Gate Produce Terminal – the largest and busiest produce terminal in Northern California.
The Golden Gate Produce Terminal’s $8 Million Transformation includes 3,954 solar panels for the entire market designed and installed by Vista Solar, energy efficiency upgrades, improved cold chain food storage management and worker safety systems, as well as smoother traffic flow within the facility, which is a mile from San Francisco International Airport on Highway 101.
In celebration with customers and employees, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 20th, 2017. The event featured remarks from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Superior Dave Pine, South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta, and Produce Market Board Member Steve Hurwitz, CEO and Founder of Bay Area Herbs. Honored on stage is South San Francisco City Council member Richard Garbarino, with Emcee President of the Golden Gate Produce Terminal Peter Carcione.
THE GOLDEN GATE PRODUCE TERMINAL
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
The solar installation alone is expected to generate over 2 million kWh of energy annually. That’s the same as removing 319 cars’ emissions from the road, powering 161 homes’ energy, and eliminating 3,287,998 pounds of Carbon Dioxide emissions.
“The improvements to the Golden Gate Produce Market set the stage for our continued success for decades to come,” said Peter Carcione, President of the Golden Gate Produce Market. “These investments expand our capability to deliver the highest-quality fruits, vegetables and specialty produce to deliver to business and consumers across Northern California.”
“We have seen (the terminal) revolutionize over the last half century, and we’re seeing it revolutionize again today.” – Congresswoman Jackie Speier
“We cannot stop our efforts to reduce the amount of carbon we put in the atmosphere…and what we see here is a great example taking charge on this challenge locally, and making a difference.” – San Mateo County Board Supervisor Dave Pine
“Solar power is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. It is one of the very few ways left in order for us to have an economy and our way of living continue without damaging the planet more than we’ve already done so.” – South San Francisco Mayor Pradeep Gupta
“The net effect of this investment is that the market, which has been an engine of economic growth and job creation, is well positioned to continue in that role.” – Produce Market Board Member Steve Hurwitz, CEO and Founder of Bay Area Herbs.
Thank you to our honored guests, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Board Supervisor Dave Pine, South San Francisco Mayor Gupta, and South San Francisco City Council member Richard Garbarinofor making this an incredible day! Thank you for all for service in making our home a better place to live.
Congratulations Golden Gate Produce Terminal on your solar installation and other renovations that’s furthering your commitment to economical growth and environment sustainability! Your vision and actions will greatly benefit the generations to come, and it was a privilege to be a part of your journey.
Fruit trays generously donated by LEGACY PRODUCE – Thank You! This was as delicious as it was beautiful!
About Vista Solar
Vista Solar is a California commercial solar electric design and installation firm, which specializes in analyzing commercial and agricultural utility rate structures and optimizing solar system designs to generate the maximum energy bill savings for our clients. With over 100 solar installations and +9 megawatts of solar power systems installed across California, Vista Solar has a demonstrated ability to deliver solar solutions that generate dependable energy production and significant long-term financial benefits. For more information, visit http://www.vista-solar.com
About The Golden Gate Produce Market
The Golden Gate Produce Market is the largest and busiest produce terminal in Northern California. Based in South San Francisco a mile from San Francisco International Airport, the Market provides the highest-quality fruits, vegetables and specialty produce to more than 15 million people in Northern California.
The Market specializes in providing product to a wide range of demographics, including Caucasian, Asian, Latino, India, and Middle Eastern consumers. For more information visit, www.goldengateproduceterminal.com or call, 650.583-4886.