schools in the U.S. have gone solar*National Solar Schools Census. The Solar Foundation. 2016.
in potential savings over 30 years by using solar energy in schools*30-Year Net Value (NPV) if 72,000 schools switched to solar, deploying median-sized systems
of schools can cost-effectively go solar now*National Solar Schools Census. The Solar Foundation. 2016.
Featured Success Story
Kern High School District
With 22 MW of SunPower solar carports across 27 school sites, Kern HSD is projected to save $80 million over 25 years.
Additionally, SunPower is working with the district to expand its STEM education programs—inspiring the next generation of clean energy leaders.
Better Energy for Schools
Beyond offering industry-leading solar power, we’re helping schools thrive in an era of tight budgets, and bringing solar innovation and knowledge into the classroom.
SunPower is a valued solar partner for school districts, helping more than 340 districts across 20 states save on their electricity bills.
In an era of tight budgets, SunPower helps districts thrive by providing a variety of solar financing options, including zero-down PPAs and low-interest loans.
SunPower manufactures the world’s highest efficiency solar panels available*Highest of over 3,200 silicon solar panels, Photon Module Survey, Feb 2014., generating 20% more energy than conventional efficiency panels under real-world conditions*PVEvolution Labs “SunPower Shading Study,” 2013. Compared to a Conventional Panel (240W, 15% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), requiring less land, and allowing for faster installation.
Invested In Education
We bring better solar electricity to schools, but we also advance solar knowledge in the classroom with our SunPower Horizons® Program for teachers and students.
School Case Studies
From California to Massachusetts, schools choose SunPower to save money with solar. Here are a few:
Porterville USD (CA)
Expected to save the district more than $1.2 million on energy costs.
Attleboro School District (MA)
Saving an estimated $5.5 million over 25 years, the district offsets 75% of its energy needs with solar power generated 30 miles away.
San Ramon Valley USD (CA)
Saving an estimated $24 million over 25 years with SunPower.