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Schools go solar, save taxpayers money. Yes, it is that easy

Schools go solar, save taxpayers money. Yes, it is that easy

Photo courtesy of Texas Solar Energy Society We regularly profile the gritty details of large solar projects from SunPower , First Solar , NRG and others. They are notable by virtue of their sheer massive scale. But we strive to bring attention to other notable solar projects, as well -- even if they're not quite 500 megawatts in size. Cupertino Electric is constructing solar systems on 10 different sites for the San Bruno Park School District during the three-month summer break. It's a modest program by utility standards, totaling 837 kilowatts across the 10 sites, but it provides a large percentage of the school district's electrical usage, uses a variety of mounting schemes like ground-mount and roof-mount, and the project has to be completed before the kids come back to school in a few weeks. C. David Myers, president of building efficiency for Johnson Controls, said i...

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