When the San Bruno Park School District needed to complete a multi-school solar energy project with minimal impact on students and faculty, they trusted Cupertino Electric's Energy Alternatives Division's design/build expertise and commitment to quality and safety.
During the 2011 three-month summer break, Cupertino Electric completed the nine-site, 837 kW solar energy project at eight schools and a district office. The various installations included eight roof-mount systems, one ground-mount system, and one covered walkway and carport installation.
Despite re-roofing seven of the eight roof-mount sites to support the 3,600 solar panels and navigating Division of State Architect (DSA) permitting procedures, Cupertino Electric completed the project on time and on budget. The streamlined on-site process and purchase of long-lead items, such as the solar panels, in advance contributed to the project’s success.
The Cupertino Electric-engineered and constructed solar energy project allows the district to give students the benefit of sustainable power, decrease operating costs and free up money for student-related spending. The solar project was financed by Clean Renewable Energy Bonds and is owned by the district.