San Joaquin Memorial High School has teamed up with Barrier Solar on a solar car port project.

published on July 3, 2018 - 12:18 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

Barrier Solar has broken ground on a 400-kilowatt solar project at the Diocese of Fresno/San Joaquin Memorial High School.

The project consists of two 200KW “solar car ports” in the diocese parking lot and parking lots at the high school and will produce over 64,000 kilowatt hours annually. The system will be constructed with SunPower solar panels and will be powered by multiple SMA inverters.

“We are going to have net savings in terms of the diocese and school budget and we are also reducing the impact on the environment,” noted San Joaquin Memorial High School Principal Tom Spencer. “Solar is a natural for us. We are good stewards of all of God’s gifts and this project is very aligned with our new STEAM initiative.”

“We’re seeing many faith-based organizations take this approach to cost savings and environmental consciousness,” said Andy Zavorek, vice president for Barrier Solar. “It’s proven to be a win-win situation for organizations who want to make a difference and save money.”

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