SunPower® Solutions for Schools

Solar helps schools save money



schools in the U.S. have gone solar*

  • *. National Solar Schools Census. The Solar Foundation. 2016.

$2.8 billion

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

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.

Trusted Expertise

Trusted Expertise

SunPower is a valued solar partner for school districts, helping more than 340 districts across 20 states save on their electricity bills.

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Excellent Returns

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.

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Superior Technology

SunPower manufactures the world’s highest efficiency solar panels available*, generating 20% more energy than conventional efficiency panels under real-world conditions*, requiring less land, and allowing for faster installation.

  • *. Highest of over 3,200 silicon solar panels, Photon Module Survey, Feb 2014.
  • *. PVEvolution Labs "SunPower Shading Study," 2013. Compared to a Conventional Panel (240W, 15% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2)

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.

SunPower Horizons Solar Education Program

School Case Studies

From California to Massachusetts, schools choose SunPower to save money with solar. Here are a few:
Porterville Unified School District Solar Case Study
Porterville USD (CA)
Expected to save the district more than $1.2 million on energy costs.
Attleboro school district solar rooftop installation in Bristol County, Massachusetts
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.