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June 10, 2017

Long Beach Moves Forward on Solar Panel Project

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June 8, 2017

Solar Panels Power up School District Sites

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March 23, 2016

Construction Set to Begin for Oceanside Solar Projects

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March 17, 2016

Central School District, Constellation, and PFMG Solar Dedicate 1.5-Megawatt Solar Generation Project

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July 8, 2015

PFMG Solar’s Focus On Schools Goes Beyond The Bottom Line

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June 9, 2015

Leading SoCal Solar Developer Introduces Its New Name: PFMG Solar

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April 21, 2015

Diamond Ranch to Become First-Ever PUSD School to Install Solar Panels

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March 11, 2015

Scholarship Awarded to Gabrielino High School Senior

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February 27, 2015

Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Constellation and PsomasFMG Dedicate 6.7 Megawatt Solar Generation Project

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November 1, 2014

Solar Project to Save Central School District $6 Million

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January 1 2014

PsomasFMG and Constellation have Entered into an Agreement

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October 7 2013

Solar Project to save Redondo Beach Schools

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February 20, 2013

PsomasFMG puts in Servicea 10.65 MW Portfolio of Solar Projects

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June 28, 2012

County of Orange and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 5 County Sites

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June 22, 2012

Surf City Solar Firm Turns Long Ties into Profit

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May 4, 2012

WM. S Hart Union High School District and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 9 Schools

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March 6, 2012

PsomasFMG and NRG Solar to Build Distributed Solar Projects in California

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November 3, 2011

Palmdale School District and PsomasFMG Celebrate Installation of Solar Power System at 18 School Sites

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October 27, 2011

Largest School – Based Solar Project in the U.S. Completed

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March/April 2011

Distributed Energy – From Possible to Probable

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February 25, 2011

The Orange County Register – 9 Site Solar Deal to Create 290 Jobs

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February 23, 2011

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – How Solar Power is Saving Schools

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2/23/11

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – How Solar Power is Saving Schools

In one year, the electricity bill for Canyon High School was about $257,000.

 

 

The bills were no different at the other junior high and high schools that make up the William S. Hart Union High School District.

 

 

So what are they doing about it?

 

 

They’re looking to the sun.

 

 

With an agreement in place with PsomasFMG, the Hart district is spending the next three months hammering out a plan to install solar panels at nine of its junior high and high school campuses.

 

 

If all goes according to plan, the first solar panels over student parking lots and on vacant school land could go up as early as this summer.

 

 

That would mean Canyon’s electricity bill for next year would be about $102,800, or about 40 percent less.

 

 

Until then, the Hart district plans to schedule meetings in the neighborhoods where solar panels would be seen from homes.

 

 

“We want to make sure we have buy-in from everybody,” Hart district director of modernization Paul Rivas said.

 

 

Along with being “green,” the solar panels will mean serious savings for the Hart district.

 

 

In the first year, the 23,000-student district is projected to save up to $400,000. Over the 20-year agreement with PsomasFMG, district officials estimate they will save $25 million.

 

 

And the district doesn’t have to pay for the installation of the solar panels.

 

 

“It’s at zero cost to us,” Rivas said.

 

 

PsomasFMG is already working with Antelope Valley Union High School District’s 10 schools to install solar panels, according to Paul Mikos, PsomasFMG executive vice president. Five of the high schools are up and running with solar

energy, he said.

 

 

The solar shade structures are easy to install and designed to fit in with the school and general community, he said.

 

 

Next on the list are other Antelope Valley elementary and junior high school districts and the Hart district, he said.

 

 

“Out in the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley, you have some of the greatest sun for solar,” Mikos said. “It allows us to get the most productivity out of the system.”

 

 

Also, going solar is often an easy way for a cash-strapped school district to save money, Mikos said.

 

 

“It’s one of the places you can look at in the budget and not cut essential services,” Mikos said.

 

 

Rancho Pico Junior High School Principal Michele Krantz also sees the financial and environmental benefits. Rancho Pico is one of the nine Hart district schools slated to go solar.

 

 

“I just think that education is in such a financial state that any little bit that we can do, I support,” she said.

 

 

Along with saving money, the panels can also be a lesson for students.

 

 

“Our students are probably more aware about green behavior than we are,” she said. “That is going to be their norm.”

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