SunPower to provide California college with solar and storage
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SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) has been selected to deliver a solar plus storage project at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in California, the US solar company said on Tuesday.
The project involves deploying 3.9 MW of solar systems and a 1.3-MW/2-MWh energy storage system from Stem Inc, which is expected to lead to significant demand charge savings. The community college's campus in Santa Rosa will install SunPower's Helix carport and garage top carport systems with a total capacity of about 2.6 MW, and the Stem storage system, while the Petaluma campus will add a 1.3-MW Helix carport system. The solar and storage installations, which will be owned by SRJC, were financed by Measure H bond funds.
SunPower has been awarded the design, engineering and procurement of materials for the solar and storage arrays. It will operate and maintain the solar panels, while the storage system will be operated using Stem's software.
The project will be completed in 2018. It will add to a 77-kW SunPower system deployed at the college in 2007.
SunPower is majority owned by France's Total SA (EPA:FP), which is also among Stem's backers.