A solar energy solution tailored specifically for every school
We can optimize every aspect of a solar project for CA schools, from design and permitting to installation, financing, and operation.
Our focused approach enables us to quickly analyze, develop, and implement solar projects. The results are immediate and long-term energy savings for California’s public schools, with minimum hassle and no out-of-pocket expenses (for financed projects).
We work with California public school districts to evaluate the feasibility of solar for their campuses and can implement either a turnkey purchase or power purchase agreement (PPA) project. Our technology-neutral perspective allows us to assess the range of options available for a given campus and to implement the best solution, from a standard parking canopy photovoltaic system to our proprietary rooftop solar design for relocatable (modular) classrooms. Projects can be implemented as a stand-alone effort or in the context of a broader Prop 39 initiative.
Alta Energy has established a comprehensive program to deliver solar electricity and significant energy cost savings, tailored specifically for California public school districts with relocatable classrooms on their campuses.
What we offer to California public school districts:
Alta Energy is conservative and transparent in its approach, rigorous in its analysis, and unique in offering the full range of technology and design options, including our proprietary design for relocatable classrooms.
Alta Energy’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
Alta Energy has developed an efficient yet robust approach for analyzing each school in a district for solar savings potential.
Key steps in this assessment are:
Once a district has made the decision to move forward with us, Alta Energy gets to work on the following key stages of project development and implementation:
California public school districts are under constant pressure to stretch limited resources as far as possible. Alta Energy’s solar program can make a big positive impact for many districts with its unique spectrum of benefits.
Standardized, pre-qualified solar system designs for relocatable classrooms
Alta Energy offers California school districts a solar energy solution tailored specifically for relocatable (modular) classrooms. We’ve optimized every aspect of a solar project, from design and permitting to installation, financing, and operation, for this one application.
We believe that the large inventory of DSA-certified relocatable classrooms in California’s public school system presents an untapped opportunity to offer solar energy and its benefits in a broad and programmatic way to school districts across the state. This opportunity has been largely ignored by the solar energy industry to date due to several factors, including:
We have established an approach to installing solar power systems on relocatable buildings that works from technical, administrative and financial viewpoints, and delivers the promise of this unique offering in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
prop 39 anchor
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39) provided approximately $2.5 billion over five years for investment in energy efficiency and clean energy jobs in California.
The majority of this funding has been directed towards energy efficiency and clean energy projects in California’s public schools and community colleges, and over the next few years school districts around the state will be implementing Prop 39 projects on their campuses.
Alta Energy’s solution for solar on relocatable classrooms is a perfect complement to a district’s Prop 39 efforts. As a stand-alone solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) project, Alta Energy’s solution can enhance Prop 39 energy savings by lowering overall electricity rates paid by a district, leveraging private capital investment and taking advantage of federal tax and utility incentives.
In addition, we can integrate into a district’s Prop 39 activities in the following ways: