The West Sonoma County Union High School District (WSCUHSD) in California has commissioned an 834 kW solar power system that is expected to provide approximately 80% of the power needs at Analy, El Molino and Laguna High Schools. Real Goods Solar designed, engineered and installed the installation.
The installation, which was funded through Measure I bond money and will be owned by WSCUHSD, features more than 2,600 SunPower 320 modules.
Real Goods Solar adds that it intends to maximize the educational value of the system by installing a monitoring device and touch-screen monitors, providing students with hands-on lessons in renewable energy. In addition, the company is developing a solar curriculum to include training, educational materials and field trips provided by the Solar Living Institute near Hopland, Calif., where students will visit Real Goods Solar's 12-acre solar demonstration center.