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SunPower® Solar & Community Colleges

Community colleges save big with solar

See how Bakersfield College is saving with solar.

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SunPower is a leading solar partner for universities and colleges nationwide.

23MW  

of SunPower Solar

installed nationwide

$7B

electricity costs 

spent annually*

  • *. "What Drives College Costs?" National Association of College and University Business Offices. 2012.

$700M  

projected savings 

from 10% lower energy costs*

  • *. "What Drives College Costs?" National Association of College and University Business Offices. 2012.

Featured Success Story

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

Community Colleges Go Solar with SunPower
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Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

2.6 MW solar + 1.3 MW storage

$29 Million in 25-Year Net Savings

Offsets 39% of the Santa Rosa campus annual electric load

Offsets 94% of the Petaluma campus annual electric load

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California's West Valley Community College District goes solar


Saratoga and Santa Clara, CA


2.2 MW solar

$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 solar + 500kW storage

$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

45%  

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  

industry-leading

power and product warranty