Solar energy systems have been installed at six schools in the San Diego area, including San Diego's Southwest High School and Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD). The solar installations, which feature SunPower modules, total 3.3 MW of capacity.
The district's six operational solar systems are financed through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunPower. Under the terms of the agreements, Wells Fargo owns the systems that SunPower designs, builds, operates and maintains. The district owns the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the systems.
The solar projects will fulfill approximately 80% of the schools' electricity demand.
In addition, SUHSD recently signed a PPA with SunPower for a potential 6.4 MW of solar power systems at 16 additional campuses. Construction of these solar power systems is contingent upon SunPower's receiving financing.