The installation of the Solar Canopies at Mountain View High School is expected to begin on November 29 and be completed by April 2011. The project is funded by Measure A which was passed by voters on June 8, 2010. Over the next five years, the Mountain View-Los Altos High Union High School District will spend $41.3 million on new science labs, classroom improvements, fire and safety upgrades, a new swimming pool, solar canopies, and energy efficiency upgrades.
Cupertino Electric Incorporated will install a 1.2 Mega Watt System at MVHS and Los Altos High School which will provide enough energy to cover 45 percent of MVLAUHSD’s needs. The photovoltaic canopies will mostly be located in the parking lots of the high schools. The District will save an estimated $11.1 million dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years from using the solar canopies and also receive $1.6 million dollars in rebates from PG&E. The cost of the solar canopies project is $7.1 million dollars. Click here to view the solar canopies blueprint for both high schools.
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