Project: Milpitas Unified School District

Project Type
Solar Photovoltaic
Project Location
Milpitas, California
Project Completion Date
December 2008
Total Capacity
3.4 MW
Product Certification Standard
Green-e® Energy
Chevron Energy Solutions

The Milpitas Unified School District's solar system provides an onsite living solar energy laboratory for students with education displays, classroom curriculum, and hands-on learning tools.

Consisting of solar panel-topped parking canopies and shade structures installed at fourteen sites in the school district, the system reduces the school district's energy costs by more than 22 percent. It is estimated that the system will provide $12 million in savings to the city’s general fund over the life of the project.