California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Milpitas Unified School District, Chevron Energy Solutions and Bank of America announced the completion of a 14-site, district-wide solar and energy efficiency project designed to supply 75 percent of the district’s total annual electricity needs through solar energy.
The 3.4-megawatt (MW) solar parking canopies and shade structures supply 100 percent of the district’s power during the summer months when California’s peak-demand electricity needs are greatest. The program is designed to reduce the district’s energy costs by more than 22 percent and save the district’s general fund US $12 million over the life of the solar project, while providing budget predictability through known energy costs.
“We are proud to be generating renewable, ultraclean power at our district’s facilities while achieving cost savings for our general fund,” said Dr. Karl Black, superintendent of Milpitas Unified School District. “This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support we received from David Thorman, state architect of California, and his team and our collaboration with Chevron Energy Solutions and Bank of America.”