The installation of the largest single solar installation project in SDG&E’s service area is nearing completion at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, students, faculty and staff will have covered parking in lots A and J. By Aug. 22, lots B and C will reopen. The final two lots with solar array installation–F and G–will reopen Sept. 19.
In mid March the lots were fenced off and construction crews rolled in to install state-of-the-art solar arays as part of the $389 million Proposition R bond measure to improve college facilities.
The solar panels will save the college an estimated $8 million over the next 20 years.
Parking lot J will be completed just in time for the grand opening of the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse Classroom Building to be held on Friday, August 15. A grand opening celebration for the community is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m.
Reminder to students – Parking permits will be required beginning Monday, August 25. You can purchase your parking permit through WebAdvisor. Discount parking permits for Lot O are also on sale.
Below is a map of the parking lot closures and opening dates.