As drivers of the nation’s research and innovation initiatives, it’s natural that universities and schools are ahead of the curve in adoption of advanced renewable solar energy services. But at the same time, educational institutions face the same realities as every other public or private enterprise: renewable energy must deliver bottom-line results, and it must fit within limited capital budgets.
With more than 550 solar facilities in operation today delivering more than 500 megawatts of solar energy capacity, SunEdison has the right solar energy solution for educational facilities of all shapes and sizes, from a public or private school building to an entire university campus. We match this unsurpassed knowledge of solar photovoltaic solutions with our groundbreaking Power Purchase Agreement model, which allows institutions to take advantage of reliable and predictable solar energy without upfront costs. SunEdison manages every element of solar installation and ongoing management, and educational institutions purchase the resulting power at rates that are often substantially lower than other power sources.
SunEdison solar energy services are highly reliable, consistently delivering more than 100 percent of the power predicted when a solution is designed. We’re also accountable, providing customers with a Client Connect portal that enables direct review of solar service performance and energy delivered, so customers can confirm the solar benefits that are ultimately serving faculties and students.
It’s important to us that our partnership with the academic community extends beyond the services that we offer. We also support solar curricula development and energy research at many educational institutions. We’re focused on continually driving innovation to improve the efficiency of solar panels and equipment, and to reduce the costs of solar solutions. Our collaborative work with academic researchers is an important part of these efforts.
Learn more about how our solar services for schools and universities can deliver both financial and environmental benefits.