Grass Valley School District

Grass Valley, CA

The design of the new solar arrays and generator systems were developed to maximize the offset of the district’s overall electricity use and costs from PG&E. Equipment location, identification, and selection was the result of our detailed review of the sites in conjunction with the district’s building plans, specifications, physical equipment arrangements, and discussions with the district’s personnel. The new solar PV arrays reduce the annual true-up energy and cost consumption relative to the PG&E bills, while the resiliency generator systems allow the sites to maintain full functionality in the event of a utility grid outage.

SES designed, furnished and installed new solar PV shade structures over existing soft scape and blacktop areas, and backup generators at multiple schools. These new systems help each site achieve close to net zero energy balances relative to grid purchased electrical energy and provide backup power to each site.