Project expected to save $300K annually
Golden Valley Unified School District is one step closer to providing all of its own electricity using solar panels — the California Energy Commission has approved a $3 million loan.
The low-interest Energy Conservation Assistance Account loan will help finance the installation of solar panels that will provide energy to Liberty High School, Ranchos Middle School, and Sierra View and Webster elementary schools.
Most of the photovoltaic panels will be ground-mounted in fenced-off open spaces, with some installed on shade structures over parking lots at the district’s main office and at Webster Elementary.
The system will have a combined capacity of 1.12 megawatts or 1,725,111 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough to provide all of the district’s power needs...