Solar Project Construction Updates


  •  Solar Power

    West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and SunPower Corp. have begun construction at 31 school sites. The solar installations will include carports, shade structures and rooftop systems and will be constructed over the next year. The first four sites Crespi Middle School, Hanna Ranch Elementary, Montalvin Elementary and Stewart Elementary have been completed and are generating clean energy for the district.

    The District Solar Project will generate approximately 6.1 megawatts (MW) of clean power and is estimated to provide WCCUSD with more than $53 million in electricity savings over the next 25 years. Upon completion, 76 percent of the participating schools' electricity will be provided through Solar Energy.


    Project Update 3/08/2018

     

    Richmond High School

    Richmond High School

     

    Peres Elementary School

    Peres Elementary

     

    Murphy Elementary

    Murphy Elementary

    Helms Middle School

    Helms Middle School

     

    Ellehorst Elementary

    Ellehorst

     

    El Cerrito High School

    ELCHS

     

     

    Project Update 9/25/2017

    • Hanna Ranch Elementary
    • Crespi Middle School
    • Montalvin Elementary
    • Stewart Elementary

    Video: Drone Footage from various Solar Site

     

     

    Stewart Elementary

    Stewart Elementary

     

    Hanna Ranch Elementary

    Hanna Ranch Elementary

     

    Montalvin

    Montalvin Elementary School


    Project Update 8/21/2017 

    Phase II of the WCCSUD solar project took place over the summer of 2017. The District worked to complete DeJean Middle, Ellerhorst Elementary, Kensington Elementary, Peres Elementary, Pinole Middle, Lincoln Elementary and Murphy Elementary.

    The next phase of the solar project will begin construction at the following sites: Coronado, Ford, Harding, Helms, Grant, Sheldon, Lupine Hills, King, Hercules High School and Mira Vista. The construction of these projects is expected to be 6-8 weeks. Also, the District is finalizing construction at Bayview, DeAnza, El Cerrito High School, Ellerhorst, Ohlone and Tara Hills. It is anticipated that the construction at these six schools will be completed in approximately four months.

    As previously communicated, the solar panels will not only provide energy savings for the district, they will provide student shade areas (Ellerhorst, Ford, Helms, Lupine Hills, Ohlone, Mira Vista and Tara Hills) and covered parking (Grant, Harding, Hercules High School, DeAnza, El Cerrito High School and Sheldon).

    Some of the schools are receiving rooftop solar (Coronado, King and Nystrom).

    We have communicated with each site to develop alternative parking plans where needed, along with playground fencing, to minimize disruptions.

    The next phase of the solar project will begin construction at the following sites: Coronado, Ford, Harding, Helms, Grant, Sheldon, Lupine Hills, King, Hercules High School and Mira Vista. The construction of these projects is expected to be 6-8 weeks. Also, the District is finalizing construction at Bayview, DeAnza, El Cerrito High School, Ellerhorst, Ohlone and Tara Hills. It is anticipated that the construction at these six schools will be completed in approximately four months.

    As previously communicated, the solar panels will not only provide energy savings for the district, they will provide student shade areas (Ellerhorst, Ford, Helms, Lupine Hills, Ohlone, Mira Vista and Tara Hills) and covered parking (Grant, Harding, Hercules High School, DeAnza, El Cerrito High School and Sheldon).

    Some of the schools are receiving rooftop solar (Coronado, King and Nystrom).

    We have communicated with each site to develop alternative parking plans where needed, along with playground fencing, to minimize disruptions.


    Solar Energy and Efficiency Lesson Plans

    Lesson Plans

    All of our school sites will be been given access to Solar Energy and Efficiency Lesson Plans provided by Sunpower once the construction is complete. The lesson plans engage students in fun and meaningful learning experiences in the classroom. 

     


    Solar Project Environmental Benefits

    Environmental Benefits


     

Solar Shade Structures by School

  • Hanna Ranch Elementary School

    Posted by Facilities on 5/3/2017

    Solar Shade Structure

     

    Hanna Ranch Elementary School Solar Shade Structure

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  • Crespi Middle School

    Posted by Facilities on 5/3/2017

    Solar Shade Structure

     

    Crespi Middle School Solar Shade Structure

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  • Montalvin Elementary School

    Posted by Facilities on 5/3/2017

    Solar Shade Structure

     

    Montalvin Elementary School Solar Shade Structure

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  • Stewart Elementary School

    Posted by Facilities on 5/3/2017

    Solar Shade Structure

     

    Stewart Elementary School Solar Shade Structure

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