University Solar Fields on the Rise

By Sameea Kamal
(02/24/2011)
One of the latest trends on college campuses is an increasing number of solar energy fields hosted by universities, made possible by a number of supporting factors.

College Reports Annual Energy Savings of $650,000


(01/19/2011)
As a result of a number of ongoing campus-wide projects, Santa Barbara City College reports reduced energy consumption has saved the school $650,000 over the past year.

Coachella Valley Schools Go Solar


(12/28/2010)
A Southern California real estate/renewable energy development and investment firm is installing a 300-kilowatt solar power system at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert.

Timing Right For Solar Project at Calif. School District


(12/27/2010)
The Petaluma City School District in Sonoma County is working on a one-megawatt solar project, comprised of a 675-kilowatt system installed on parking lot canopies at its Casa Grande High School campus and a 385-kilowatt system installation on canopies at its Petaluma High School campus parking lot.

Solar Installation Completed at Arizona High School


(12/27/2010)
Kinney Construction Services and Kyocera Solar announced the completion of a solar electric system at Sedona Red Rock High School in Sedona, Ariz. The 806-kilowatt photovoltaic system is comprised of 3,838 of Kyocera’s KD210 high-efficiency multicrystalline solar panels.

Large-Scale School Solar Contract Signed in Calif.


(12/20/2010)
Mount Diablo Unified School District and SunPower Corp. announced that SunPower was awarded a 30-year contract to design, install and maintain solar power systems at 51 of the district’s schools.

Calif. District Introduces $52 Million Solar Plan


(10/13/2010)
Construction has begun on a $52 million, 9.6-megawatt solar system at the Antelope Valley Union High School District that is expected to be the largest school solar in the state when it’s completed next April.

Lawmakers May Require Solar Energy for New Jersey School Projects


(10/12/2010)
New Jersey lawmakers are pushing forward with legislation that would require the construction of solar energy systems for all future school projects.

Going Grid-Positive


(10/04/2010)
Butte Community College has invested $34 million into solar energy projects over the last seven years, adding about 25,000 panels to the campus.

San Diego District to Start Construction of Solar Projects


(10/04/2010)
The San Diego Unified School District is set to begin construction this fall on a 23,000-panel solar array located on top of 80-plus rooftops at 20 sites district-wide.