FULLERTON, Calif. — California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and San Jose, Calif.-headquartered SunPower Corp. announced June 28 that construction is now underway on a 4-megawatt SunPower solar power system at three university parking areas. CSUF will purchase the emission-free solar power generated by the system under a power-purchase agreement, enabling the university to offset more than one-third of its peak electrical load and potentially saving millions of dollars in electricity costs over almost 20 years, according to a statement by CSUF.Read more
ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia and Atlanta-headquartered Georgia Power have partnered on a 1-megawatt solar energy project on the university’s campus in Athens to help expand the state’s portfolio of power generation options.Read more
TEMECULA, Calif. — A 6-megawatt solar array and energy storage project will soon become a symbol of environmental sustainable for California’s Temecula Valley Unified School District.Read more
SALISBURY, N.C. — Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. is embarking on a landmark solar energy project. When completed, the school’s new photovoltaic installation will be the largest solar energy project in the southeastern U.S., contributing to Catawba’s Green Step Initiative, which aims to achieve campus-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. Work on the project officially began in January and will be fully implemented later this spring.Read more
PALM DESERT, Calif. — A Southern California real estate/renewable energy development and investment firm is installing a 300-kilowatt solar power system at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert. The project, which is being produced by Palm Desert-based Noble and Co., will be completed in early January. Officials estimate the project will generate 80 to 100 percent of the school’s energy needs.