Onyx Renewable Partners L.P., (“Onyx”), a leader in the development and financing of Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) and Small Scale Utility solar projects in North America, announces the completion of construction on a solar photovoltaic carport structure that will provide 319.59 kWDC of electricity to a school at the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD). The system will produce 505,591 kWh in the first full year of operation, the CO2 reduction will be 6,011 tons, equal to taking 1,265 vehicles off the road over the 20 years the system will be in place. The School District (BCSD) has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
Construction began in April of 2017 and was completed in just under four months in July of 2017, using sub-contractors based in California. The system was approved to operate by the Utility Company and is now energized. The school district will benefit from the reduced cost of the electricity as California has been switching to peak-demand electricity pricing as of 2017.
“We value our partnership with Onyx which has helped us reduce the amount we spend on utilities and redirect those dollars back into the classroom where they are most needed,” said Steve McClain, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, BCSD.
Onyx has been working diligently to make sure the district will reach their future energy goals. “We are proud to assist the Bakersfield Unified School District in their pursuit of a more sustainable energy future,” says Matt Rosenblum, CEO of Onyx.