SolarCity® today announced a 7.4-megawatt (MW) solar power project that will bring renewable energy to 26 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools. The project will bring immediate and long-term cost savings to the District and is expected to save more than $776,000 in their first year and more than $25 million over the next 20 years.
Seventeen schools have already been installed, and SolarCity has contracted with the District to install an additional nine schools by the first half of 2013. The solar power systems will provide clean electricity for use by the schools during the day and reduce the need for expensive peak power utility production and lowering transmission costs.
SolarCity has completed or undertaken more than 200 solar projects for U.S. schools, community colleges and universities.