San Diego school district to add solar at 24 sites
Continuing to outfit schools across the nation with solar panels, SunPower Corp. will install solar systems at 24 sites this spring in the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD), according to a press release.
The solar installations in the El Cajon region of San Diego (California) County totaling 4.6 megawatts (MW) will primarily include carports, as well as a few rooftop systems, and should be operational by the end of th year.
"With CVUSD's solar investment, we continue to enrich both our schools and our communities by generating clean, renewable energy which will help save on electricity costs and improve our local environment," said Scott Buxbaum, CVUSD assistant superintendent of business services.
CVUSD owns the solar power system, along with the associated renewable energy credits. To finance a majority of the project, the district secured U.S. Department of Treasury clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs), which are available to certain entities, primarily in the public sector, to finance renewable energy projects.
A leader in delivering innovative energy solutions to California schools, SunPower has installed more than 135 MW in 30 districts. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), this is enough to power 33,750 average California homes.
Recently announced SunPower education customers include Bonita Unified School District, West Contra Costa Unified School District, and Colton Joint Unified School District.
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