The Irvine Unified School District in Southern California has confirmed plans to install solar panels in 21 of its 38 facilities. The installation is predicted to save the district some $17 million over the next 20 years.
In November 2009, Irvine finalized an agreement with SPG Solar, Inc., project developers and designers of solar power systems.
"Irvine was groundbreaking," says Thomas Rooney, CEO and president of SPG Solar. "It was the largest and most ambitious solar project for a K12 school in the country."