Renewables, Solar

SunPower Solar Power Systems to install panels at California school districts

Hall District Elementary School, Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. are planning to install of 1.2-MW of high efficiency solar power systems at five district schools in California.

Based on current utility rates, solar power generated by the systems will save approximately $380,000 of annual electricity costs, according to the PVUSD.

“We expect that these SunPower systems will offset approximately 74 percent of the electricity usage across all five school sites, allowing Pajaro Valley Unified School District to use the savings to support our academic and enrichment programs,” said Brett McFadden, chief business officer of PVUSD.

Construction is nearly complete on two of the five systems. Construction of the three other systems is scheduled to be completed this summer.

According to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the solar power systems at PVUSD are expected to offset more than 921 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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