Californians approved Prop 39 in November 2012 closing a corporate tax loophole. Proceeds from Prop 39 - expected to be over $2B over five years - will fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in California's public schools and other public institutions. A Prop 39 guidance document is now available here.
Rosa Parks Elementary in Berkeley will be the site of a remarkable new roof top solar system. Using a "ballasted" racking system provided by SunPower Corp., the solar array requires NO penetrations to secure the array to the roof. This system is the first to be approved by the Division of the State Architect and will further reduce the cost of solar arrays installed on California's public schools.
The project - managed by us - was made possible, in part, by a $200,000 grant from PG&E.
We are pleased to join Solar Citizen's Solar for Schools program - providing our experience in Northern California to advocates for schools throughout the country. Read about solar projects, large and small, going up on schools everywhere in America. Solar Citizen also offers a number of resources to help you get started in your school or school district.
KyotoUSA and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are pleased to announce the release of the Solar Master Plans developed for Berkeley, Oakland and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts.
Superintendents, Facilities Directors, Parents, School Board members, and elected officials have all commented on the services that we have provided to school districts.
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