CEI designed and constructed a 1.26 Megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic system spanning multiple campuses for the Mountain View Los Altos High School District in Northern California. The carport-based system was part of a larger modernization program funded by a $41.3 million bond. The system was designed to meet 45 percent of the District’s electrical needs.
The 1.26 MW solar PV system is comprised of two distinct systems installed on ground-mounted canopies: a 755 kilowatt (kW) system on the Mountain View High School campus and a 515 kW system on the Los Altos High School campus. The carport canopies span approximately 95,000 square-feet. Construction of the system was managed by Rick Kramer of Kramer Project Development Company and constructed in phases to minimize the impact on student parking spaces.
Over its 25-year lifetime, the district’s solar system is expected to produce 39,302,704 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, an amount equal to the annual carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of 100 homes. The estimated kilowatt-hours generated during the lifetime of the system are valued at approximately $11.1 million dollars.