Cupertino Electric Installs Solar System at Orchard School to Drastically Reduce Electricity Costs
Construction of the system began in June 2009, was installed by Cupertino Electric and was managed by Blach Construction Company. The 240 kilowatt (kW) PV system is a “grid-tied” system owned by the District that enables the District to sell power back to utility company PG&E. Most importantly, the system allows the District to reallocate funds from facilities-related expenses to education-related expenses. During its lifetime, the system is expected to generate approximately 7,096,980 kW hours of power for the District, which is the equivalent of taking 933 cars off the road every year for the next 20 years.
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