Sullivan Solar Power has completed construction of six solar projects expected to save Encinitas Union School District more than $21 million during the next 25 years.
The installation work overseen by general contractor Balfour Beatty offers a combined 1.27 megawatts-AC. The solar projects were built at Park Dale Lane, Capri, Ocean Knoll, La Costa Heights, El Camino Creek and Flora Vista elementary schools.
“We see this as an opportunity to lead by example with finding tangible ways to give our students a brighter future,” District Superintendent Timothy Baird said in an Aug. 29 news release.
The district, which serves the communities of Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and Rancho La Costa, hopes to retrofit all its schools with solar power by 2019. Other Encinitas Union schools with solar power are Olivenhain Pioneer, Mission Estancia and Paul Ecke Central elementary schools.
Locally based Sullivan Solar, which said it won the Encinitas Union contracts in a competitive bidding process, is a turnkey solar provider founded in 2004. It has installed more than 40 million watts of solar power through projects ranging from small-scale residential to large commercial and municipal systems.