Today, the South Bay Union School District announced that development is underway on a portfolio of 16 new solar projects throughout the District, including school sites, VIP Village Preschool, and the Education Center. The projects were developed by renewable energy solutions provider ForeFront Power and include 13 canopy systems providing shade structures at each campus location and 3 storage systems powering District facilities with clean renewable energy.
Collectively, these projects are expected to provide the District with an estimated $17M in energy savings over the next 20 years. In addition, South Bay hopes these on-campus solar systems projects will shine a spotlight on the importance of sustainability for its students through new STEM learning opportunities. The projects will enable students to learn about clean energy technology and its environmental benefits to help them understand the role renewable energy plays in preserving the planet. The amount of clean electricity generated by these projects will be equal to 3,019 tons of CO2 avoided or nearly 600 cars taken off the road each year for the Imperial Beach and San Diego communities.
Construction will take place throughout the summer and fall, with all of the solar projects expected to become operational within the next year.