The Tuscon Unified School District (TUSD) in Arizona has completed a 198 kW solar power system at its Marshall Elementary School. The photovoltaic system is the first part of a district-wide 11 MW solar generation project.
The full solar generation project will comprise approximately 36,400 polycrystalline modules mounted on both parking canopies and shade canopies over fields and playground areas. The project is expected to generate 19 MWh of electricity per year.
Natural Power and Energy is overseeing the design, construction and financing of the project. CORE Construction is providing construction services. Constellation will finance, own and operate the solar power systems. TUSD will purchase and receive all of the electricity generated by the solar panels under a 20-year solar services agreement with Constellation.