Solar Energy Generation Systems
GUSD is committed to energy conservation and sustainability. In 2012, the Board of Education authorized the installation of solar energy generation systems at 12 school sites, and in summer 2017, the solar program expanded to nine additional school sites.
Energy cost savings from solar energy generation systems support the GUSD general fund. Additionally, the solar structures provide shade to GUSD playgrounds, lunch areas, and parking lots. Solar energy is an eco-friendly form of power generation that will reduce the release of harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change. GUSD is proud to do our part to help California reduce its carbon footprint.
2012 Phase I & II – Funded by Measure S
Summer 2012, GUSD completed solar projects at seven sites: Columbus, Keppel, Monte Vista, and Mountain Avenue Elementary Schools, Rosemont Middle School, and Clark Magnet and Crescenta Valley High Schools.
Initial sites were chosen for their energy-generating potential and exposure to sunshine. Additionally, several sites in La Crescenta (Monte Vista, Mountain Avenue, Rosemont, and CVHS), which are served by the Southern California Edison (SCE) utility, received priority to take advantage of limited time California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebates and incentives. These credits saved the district an estimated $900,000 beyond regular energy savings in the first five years.
2012 Phase III & IV – Funded by Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBS)
Summer 2015, GUSD expanded the solar program to seven additional sites in the Glendale Water and Power (GWP) service area: Balboa, Franklin, Fremont, and Marshall Elementary Schools, Roosevelt Middle School, Glendale High School, and College View School.
GUSD supported this expansion by taking advantage of Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs), a federal tax incentive offered to certain entities in the public sector to finance renewable energy projects.
2017 Expansion – Funded by Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBS)
Summer 2017, GUSD expanded its solar program to nine additional school sites in the GWP service area: Cerritos, Jefferson, Mann, Muir, and R.D. White Elementary Schools, Toll and Wilson Middle Schools, and Glendale and Hoover High Schools, once again benefiting from CREBs tax credits.
Solar Energy Generation Systems at GUSD Schools
Follow the links to view real-time energy usage and solar energy generation at each site.
R.D. White Elementary
Further Reading about Solar Energy Generation Systems
Board-Approved Clean Renewable Energy Funds (CREBs) Projects
Notice of Exemption: Balboa Elementary School - February 2013
Notice of Exemption: Fremont Elementary School - February 2013
Notice of Exemption: Marshall Elementary School - February 2013
Notice of Exemption: Glendale High - December 2012
Notice of Exemption: Roosevelt Middle - December 2012
Board-Approved Measure S Projects