Powering Education with Solar Saves Thousands

Mountain View Academy received a check from Silicon Valley Clean Energy this past month for $2,129.93 in their surplus solar generation. The school has been leasing solar panels for six years, and they’ve produced more than enough electricity to power it.

“We were really excited to be able to start doing more green energy, that was the idea,” says Sara Baroro, business manager for Mountain View Academy. In addition to supporting clean power, the school was able to save money from the solar panel installation.

“In the end we were able to get some of the refunds and rebates and things like that. Once we own it, we’re hoping the savings will also help with student aid and be able to help our students academically, so that’s the goal long term,” says Sara.

Mountain View Academy is a Seventh-Day Adventist High School with a focus on college preparation. They look forward to continued savings through SVCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program, which pays customers back at higher rates than PG&E for their surplus solar generation.