Andrew Nichols, vice president of sales for Enphase Energy, said: “This project is an important example of how the Enphase Microinverter System can benefit larger commercial solar projects.

“It’s gratifying that as we bring the value of microinverters to different sizes and types of solar systems, we are also helping bring clean energy to our community and creating jobs.”

The solar systems at Hayes Valley North and South were developed by Sunwheel Energy Partners, a provider of turnkey solar energy systems for urban and community partners, and integrated by Real Goods Solar, a solar energy integrator.

Sunwheel financed the project through a power purchase agreement, which enabled the community to use the solar-generated electricity without upfront investment or ongoing maintenance costs. The energy savings produced by the solar systems are shared among all residents and common areas of the properties, the company said.