SunEdison announced it has been selected as the exclusive solar energy provider for the 250 member school districts of the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR).
SPURR is a California joint powers authority that saves its members money by pooling their purchasing power. SPURR's Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) program finds and pre-approves qualified energy suppliers. With this program, schools and community colleges can be confident they are getting the best pricing while avoiding the process of seeking competitive bids themselves. Districts that participate in the program can realize immediate energy savings and protect themselves from future rate increases by locking in a significant portion of their energy costs for 20 years. Any California based school or community college can participate with SPURR today and start saving money with solar, even if they are not a member.
"Going solar with this program is one of the easiest and quickest things schools and colleges in California can do to start saving money," said Sam Youneszadeh, managing director of sales for SunEdison. "Educators are really excited about this program because that extra budget means more resources, like teachers and books, for students."
"We thoroughly evaluated a number of qualified solar vendors based on each company's background, relevant K-12 experience, price, system design and capabilities, and operations and maintenance expertise. We are confident that SunEdison is the best long term partner for us and for California public schools," said Michael Rochman, managing director of SPURR. "SunEdison's pricing and terms are far superior to anything else we have seen in the marketplace, and they have the track record to make sure these systems are cared for over their entire life."
SunEdison is a leader in helping California school districts save money on utility costs, and currently has 82 installations across K-12 campuses in California. Districts can learn more about the program by contacting a SunEdison Solar For Schools Specialist or by contacting SPURR.