Cupertino Electric builds 6 MW in solar energy at 21 sites

The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric Inc. completed the first phase of a parking lot canopy and playground shade structure-based solar energy system for Clovis Unified School District spanning 21 sites and totaling 5.8 MW.

The first phase of the Clovis Unified solar photovoltaic system that is fully operational and generating power includes systems installed at Clovis Elementary School, Fugman Elementary School, Nelson Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School.

Designed and constructed by Cupertino Electric and managed by energy advisory firm TerraVerde Renewable Partners, the Clovis Unified School District solar system spans 21 sites. Constructed in four phases, the 5.9 MW Clovis Unified solar system is anticipated to save the district $2.4 million annually when complete in December 2013 by generating roughly 8.4 million kWh a year.

Cupertino Electric Inc. is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif.

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