Real Goods Solar (RSOL) Gets $30 Million Contract With California School District

Real Goods Solar just announced that the Fremont Union High School District has hired them to design and install 3.65 MW worth of solar power modules. The contract, which has a value of at least $30 million, is the largest purchase of solar power by a school district. The modules will be installed on carports at the schools, and are expected to save at least $12 million in power costs to the district over the next 25 years.

In a press release, a school official described why Real Goods Solar was selected:

Glenn Evans, COO/Associate Superintendent, stated, “Electricity is our single largest expense other than teachers and staff and we can only use school bond funds for facilities and equipment. By investing bond dollars in solar, we will save many tens of millions of dollars on electric utility bills over the coming decades and that savings will go directly into supporting educational programs and students. Real Goods Solar worked very closely with us to develop a solar power system customized to our energy needs. Solar electricity will be a huge win for everyone – for taxpayers, for students, for our community and for the environment.”

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