SunPower® Solar & Community Colleges

Community colleges save big with solar

See how Bakersfield College is saving with solar.


SunPower is a leading solar partner for community colleges nationwide.


of SunPower Solar

installed nationwide


of colleges 

in California have solar


electricity savings 

in the past 10 years

Featured Success Story

Want to know how much your community college district can save? Talk to our experts.

Community College Case Studies

California's College of the Desert goes solar

Palm Desert, CA

3.8 MW

Carport installation

Offsets 66% of electricity needs

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California's West Valley Community College District goes solar

Saratoga and Santa Clara, CA

2.2 MW

$17.5M projected savings over 25 years

Offsets 30% electricity needs

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California's Gavilan College goes solar

Gilroy, CA

1.4 MW

$12.5M projected savings over 25 years

Offsets 75% of electricity needs

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Why go solar with SunPower?

30 Year  

track record

of successful solar projects


more power

than conventional panels*

  • *. 2 SunPower 327W compared to a Conventional Panel on same sized arrays (260W, 16% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), 3% more energy per watt (based on 3pty module characterization and PVSim), 0.75%/yr slower degradation (Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper,  2013).

25 Year  


power and product warranty