- December 2, 2014
Solar Power for Public Works
With approximately 200 highly qualified and dedicated employees, Sunworks has been strategically expanding its footprint throughout California, Nevada, Oregon, Florida, Texas and Massachusetts. As one of the top solar system providers in the nation, we have established an agile, partner-centric network that has led to over 162 MW in solar projects to date.
Sunworks has the experience to help you formulate your RFP for bid so it may be comprehensive and reflective of your unique needs to comply with new energy mandates. Our experience within the commercial, public works, and agricultural industries will ensure your project is done right and within budget.
We establish our commitments in advance and deliver excellence along each phase of a project. Our intent is to ensure our customers receive the solar power solution that maximizes the benefit for their operation.
Solar System Construction
Sunworks’ certified and experienced site superintendents and project managers will manage your solar system project from initial planning to final construction and permit to operate.
Our installation teams, including certified journeymen, electrical trainees, apprentices, and construction crews, consist of solar industry veterans who will proactively integrate all facets of your final design seamlessly and without operational disruptions. Working with Sunworks, you will receive single provider support and coordination.
Innovative Schools Are Earning an A+ in Solar
“Solar enables schools to save money, enrich learning and keep teachers in the classroom, all while providing local jobs and generating emissions-free electricity.”
President and Executive Director
The Solar Foundation
According to “A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools”, America’s K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually.
That’s the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways.
San Antonio School Municipal Solar Project
The San Antonio Elementary School took great strides to make their school eco-friendly. The entire school was involved in this 81.42kw solar project, which made it a great learning experience for both students and adults. With just one solar array, San Antonio Elementary School was able to aggregate enough energy on their school meter to be able to use the credits to save on energy costs.
“A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools” was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program. The report shows that thousands of schools are already cutting their utility bills by choosing solar, using the savings to pay for teacher salaries and textbooks.
There are 3,752 K-12 schools in the United States with solar installations, meaning nearly 2.7 million students attend schools with solar energy systems. The solar energy systems have a combined capacity of 490 megawatts (MW) and generate approximately 642,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity each year, which represents a combined $77.8 million per year in utility bills ‒ an average of almost $21,000 per year per school.