Cupertino Electric’s Energy Alternatives Division has completed a 1.2MW PV system on property owned by the Golden Valley Unified School District in Madera, California.
Designed and built by Cupertino Electric, the 1.2MW system was installed on canopies and nearby land owned by the district between February and June 2012. The installation used almost 4,000 PV modules, the majority of which were mounted on unused district property. The remaining modules were installed on canopies.
The PV system is estimated to produce 1.7 million kWh of electricity every year which will help to offset more than 80% of the district’s annual electricity costs.
“As school budgets continue to be razor thin, we are overjoyed to have a solar system up and running to offset our electricity costs at Golden Valley,” said Andy Alvarado, Superintendent of Golden Valley Unified School District. “Our annual cost of electricity will be no greater than what we paid in the last year before we converted to solar, thanks to Cupertino Electric and project manager TerraVerde Renewable Partners.”