ForeFront Power to deliver solar power across nine California schools
Written By: Katherine Demetre
August 16, 2017
On Aug. 16, 2017, ForeFront Power and Los Altos School District (LASD) in California announced the development of 1.4 megawatts (MW) of solar canopy systems across nine schools.
According to Forefront, the solar canopy systems would deliver significant energy cost savings, promote sustainability and provide shade to the parking lots and outdoor school areas. The solar portfolio is expected to save the District over $175,000 annually and up to $2.7 million within the first ten years of operation.
LASD Chief Business Official Randy Kenyon commented:
LASD is excited to partner with ForeFront Power to complete these projects to reduce rising electricity costs. The ForeFront Power team emerged as a leader in our process due to their team’s extensive track record, sound execution strategy, and professionalism.
LASD would receive solar power at no upfront cost and without the use of Measure N bond funds, but instead through a PPA with Forefront Power. Through this agreement, ForeFront stated they are responsible for all project financing, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance.
Per the company, the nine solar power projects are expected to offset the equivalent of 1,754 tons of carbon dioxide avoidance.