Mission College, Gilbane Co. and SunPower Corp. (NYSE: SPWRA, SPWRB) dedicated a 1.1 MW solar power system at Mission College, near Santa Clara, Calif. The 1.5-acre parking lot canopy structure will generate approximately one-third of Mission College’s electricity demand.
Over the 25-year-life of the system, Mission College is expected to save approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs.
SunPower is actively installing solar power systems at more than 90 educational facilities in California during the 2011 to 2012 academic year. Since October, SunPower has completed installations at seven schools, including the 1.1 MW system at Mission College. The company has also built systems for community colleges including Bakersfield College, Mendocino College, Napa Valley College, Ohlone College, the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, and the Los Angeles Community College District. SunPower has more than 750 large solar power systems in operation or under contract globally.
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