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Solar power for schools

SolarCity empowers schools to save money on energy bills.

More than 400 schools nationwide have partnered with SolarCity.

School districts across the country are using clean, more affordable energy to reduce operating costs and increase discretionary funds. They’re saving money and using that savings to bring back programs including music and art.

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Stabilize operational costs with no upfront investment.

SolarCity’s project financing capabilities make solar power less expensive than electricity from the local power company. Our Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) eliminates solar’s high upfront cost and the “pay as you go model” makes solar power in schools a viable option for many districts around the country.

Efficiency in simplicity.

SolarCity makes switching to solar easy and efficient. Our in-house team will take care of every part of your project including financing, custom system engineering, installation and ongoing system maintenance and monitoring – at no cost to you.

Shade for students.

Our proprietary mounting technology allows us to quickly build beautiful, safe and reliable solar power systems that will inspire your students and provide shading.

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100% guaranteed performance.

Our proprietary 24/7 monitoring ensures your system is up and running and performing as promised. We match each system with a 100% performance guarantee and take care of any necessary repairs for the life of the system. No weather adjustments and no downside risk for under performance.

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Connecting solar to the classroom:

Solar panel systems provide students with an incredible hands-on learning opportunity. Our standards-based solar curriculum teaches them science, engineering and math using the solar energy systems that power their schools.

Combining storage and PV to further reduce your energy bill.

SolarCity develops solutions that help schools reduce their energy costs. Our competitively priced SolarPPA can reduce your standard energy charges compared to what your utility is currently charging you on a per-kilowatt hour basis. For schools that qualify, our Solar PV + Battery Storage can reduce your expenses even further by leveling out your peak energy demand during the day, when utilities charge you a higher rate for your energy.

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How a SolarPPA works.

SolarCity is a full-service solar energy provider with in-house teams that take care of every step of your project, so you can focus on education.

SolarCity provides a solar consultation that includes a site survey and financial analysis.

You sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SolarCity.

SolarCity designs, installs and connects the solar system to the utility grid at little to no upfront cost to you.

You pay for the power you consume at a rate typically less than that charged by the utility company.

SolarCity continues to monitor and maintain the system while you save on your energy bill.

After 20 years, you can sign a new agreement or the system is removed at no costs.

Read their stories.

School districts across the country have reduced their costs, boosted their curricula and strengthened their communities with clean, more affordable solar energy. Take a look at our school solar case studies to see how we do it.