SunPower, along with construction company Gilbane, announced that they had broken ground on a 1.5MW ground-mounted solar project at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California. The solar project is anticipated to produce one-third of the college’s annual electricity needs once completed.
“At Evergreen Valley College, while we continue to provide a quality, comprehensive education to a new generation, we are also mindful of our global responsibilities and opportunities. These responsibilities and opportunities include conservation, sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and adopting green technology. As an educational institution, we have the unique opportunity to incorporate these responsibilities into our Facilities Master Plan, as we plan for the future,” stated Henry Yong, Evergreen Valley College president.
SunPower will provide its T0 Tracker and around 4,816 high-efficiency E 19/320 solar panels for the project. The solar installation is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.