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


of SunPower Solar

installed nationwide


electricity costs 

spent annually*

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


projected savings 

from 10% lower energy costs*

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

Featured Success Story

Case Studies

U.S. Air Force Academy solar school net zero energy benefits
U.S. Air Force Academy
6 MW of SunPower® solar helps USAFA move towards goal of a Net Zero energy base.
Princeton University
Central to Princeton’s sustainability efforts, this solar system reduces the University’s need for fossil-fuel-based electricity sources.
solar for higher education
University of California, Davis
One of the largest university-based systems to date in North America, the solar plant produces approximately 33 million kWh annually.

Community Colleges Go Solar with SunPower


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


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