SunPower’s four-megawatt solar power system is under construction at CSUF

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SunPower has announced that construction is underway on a four-megawatt SunPower solar power system at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)’s three parking areas.

The university will purchase the solar power from solar power system under a PPA that offers competitive rates. According to CSUF this will enable the university to offset over one-third of their peak electrical load, potentially saving millions in electricity costs over almost 20 years.

With the cost-competitive solar power generated by our SunPower systems, the university will control electricity costs and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Willem van der Pol, interim associate vice president for facilities management at CSUF. “SunPower’s experience partnering with universities is as important to us as the proven high performance of its technology. CSUF has supported sustainability in our operations for more than two decades, and we are proud to support the long-term health of our students, staff and community by increasing our reliance on solar power.”

SunPower is building solar carports on two parking structures and a parking lot at the university campus. At all three sites, SunPower will install its high efficiency direct current solar panels that are Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver designation for the sustainable practices and materials used in their manufacturing. All of the systems are expected to be operational by the end of this year.

Cal State Fullerton can rely on these SunPower systems to deliver exceptional long term value,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, business units. “SunPower has extensive experience working with universities and colleges to deliver innovative solar solutions. It is extremely rewarding to enable our higher education institutions to achieve significant operational savings while inspiring students with the great potential of solar power.”

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