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SunPower's Solutions for Schools

Solar helps schools save money

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3,500+

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

60%

of schools can cost-effectively go solar now*

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

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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.

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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)
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Invested In Education

We bring better solar electricity to schools, but we also advance solar knowledge in the classroom with our SunPower HorizonsTM 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.
san ramon Valley USD solar case study
San Ramon Valley USD (CA)
Saving an estimated $24 million over 25 years with SunPower.