Kyocera and SolarCity have completed the installation of two solar electric systems in partnership at Phoenix area schools: Copper Ridge in Scottsdale and Cholla Elementary in Casa Grande. Featuring Kyocera solar modules, the two photovoltaic systems have a combined size of more than 764 kW.
Comprising 2,387 Kyocera KD210 modules, the 500 kW system at the Copper Ridge School is expected to produce 775,992 kWh annually and offset 47% of the school's energy usage. Through a solar service agreement, SolarCity installed the solar panels and will continue to monitor and maintain the system.
With a 264 kW solar system utilizing 1,260 Kyocera KD210 modules, Cholla Elementary School's expected output is 364,000 kWh annually, offsetting 70% of the school's energy use. Local utility company Arizona Public Service also provided a rebate to offset solar installation costs.