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School district to save millions with #solar carports and #EnergyStorage

The Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) in California and SunPower Corp. have announced plans to install SunPower Helix carport systems at 28 district schools. SunPower says its carport systems will generate approximately 6.1 MW of clean energy and are estimated to provide CJUSD with more than $35 million in electricity savings over the next 25 years. Upon project completion, SunPower estimates that 73% of the district’s electricity will be provided through the carport systems. CJUSD will buy power at a competitive rate under a power purchase agreement (PPA), with SunPower and will own the renewable energy credits associated with the systems. The project also features two key elements of SunPower’s Smart Energy product suite. SunPower says it will provide 1.1 MW of battery storage systems at seven schools to reduce the district’s demand charges at these sites. In ...

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