Education

By late 2014, more than 3,700 K-12 schools representing nearly 2.7 million students had solar installations, and that number continues to grow.

Meanwhile, sustainability and renewable energy initiatives on college and university campuses has exploded. And we know that whether at K-12 school systems or colleges and universities, solar can mean much more than “just” clean, renewable energy and electricity cost savings. It’s an investment in the future, and we take that investment seriously.

Our Benefits

  • We offer a portfolio of solar solutions—including large-scale, off-site and on-site rooftop and carport—customized to your goals and campus
  • We deliver your solar energy via a convenient power purchase agreement, while we handle the details of project execution behind the scenes and under one roof with our world-class team
  • You meet your school’s renewable energy and sustainability targets with our best-in-class project delivery, real-time monitoring, and long-term O&M that maximize solar generation
  • We have the commitment, passion, and enduring financial strength to stand with you as your long-term energy partner to achieve your goals and enhance your organizational reputation with students, teachers/faculty, administration, alumni, and the communities in which you operate
  • Our finance, engineering, construction, and other teams de-risk, future-proof, and optimize solutions to create the best long-term value for your school
  • We complement our solar expertise with capabilities in battery energy storage, smart buildings, and other solar-plus solutions to unlock even greater possibilities

Our Customers

  • Caltech
  • Colorado State University
  • Hemet Unified School District
  • Hunterdon Central Regional High School (NJ)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (CO)
  • Palo Verde College
  • Red Hill Consolidated School District (DE)
  • Rolling Hills Preparatory School
  • Rutgers
  • State University of New York - Sullivan County
  • Touro University Nevada
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

Projects

University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Boulder, CO
  • 788 kW

The solar installation is located in the heart of the 220-acre CU Research Park, home to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (CASA), and the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building.  The array is a ground-mount installation that will provide clean energy power generation to both research facilities and buildings throughout the Boulder campus.

Rutgers University

  • Livingston, NJ
  • 1.35 MW

This is the largest solar energy system to be installed on a college campus to date. The array was designed to accommodate the existing uneven topography of the site without having to perform extensive grading.

Colorado State University

  • Pueblo, CO
  • 1.1 MW

Engineering plans for this project were completed in only two weeks. Close coordination by a cross-disciplinary team of geotechnical, structural, civil, and electrical professionals enabled us to provide a solution for this complex site.

Touro University Nevada

  • Henderson, NV
  • 1,112 kW
  • NV Energy

Touro University Nevada is a non-profit institution established to address critical needs in health care education and to act as a resource for community service. The university pursued solar energy to eliminate a utility transformer upgrade while simultaneously reducing electricity costs.

Holliston Solar Facility

  • Pasadena, CA
  • 238 kW

This solar rooftop facility was part of the California Institute of Technology sustainability program. The solar modules are supported by an innovative space frame structure to allow for wide spans using fewer columns.

Palo Verde Community College

  • Blythe, CA
  • 1.2 MW

At commissioning, this solar facility supplied 80% of the college's energy needs. A new ballasted racking system, along with ideal site conditions, facilitated the completion of the project in record time.

Jefferson County Public School System

  • CO
  • 4.2 MW

Recognized by the White House for its innovative public-private partnership, the Jefferson County 4.2 MW solar arrays have been implemented into 30 schools.

Rolling Hills Preparatory School

  • San Pedro, CA
  • 165 kW

Being green is in the DNA of Rolling Hills Preparatory, which was built on the site of a former U.S. Navy facility. The 165 kW solar array is expected to reduce the school’s current energy bill by 80%. And during certain times of the year, the school will be transmitting energy back into the Southern California grid.

Hemet Schools

  • Hemet, CA
  • 4.4 MW across 17 sites
  • SCE

The Hemet Unified School District had the opportunity to reduce its electric consumption by installing solar arrays on rooftops and carports across the city's various campuses. 

The district ultimately installed solar across rooftops and carports at 17 school campuses. We provided the DC and AC electrical design for the power purchase provider. We delivered consistent engineering documentation and quality control processes to help multiple stakeholders successfully deliver these projects. Our team also contributed by providing system commissioning inspections and as-built drawings.