Run on Sun and Westridge School for Girls Celebrate Completion of 52.3kW Solar Project

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New solar power system by Pasadena solar installer Run on Sun will help Westridge School for Girls meet its sustainability goals while providing its students with "education for life!"

Westridge School for Girls and Pasadena-based solar installer Run on Sun announced today the successful completion of a 52.3kW solar power project installed on the school’s Fran Norris Scoble Performing Arts Center (PAC). “This was a great project for us,” explained Run on Sun’s Founder and CEO, Jim Jenal. “It is not every day that you get to work with a client who is as dedicated to sustainability as is Westridge. This system will provide a significant reduction in the school’s energy bills while simultaneously allowing the students to develop first-hand knowledge about renewable energy.”

“The mission driven work-ethic of Jim Jenal and the Run on Sun team has moved Westridge another step forward in our commitment to environmental consciousness,” said Westridge Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor. “The thoughtfulness in their design of the system and efficiency in planning and installation will undoubtedly contribute to the many ways that Westridge’s sustainability practices are becoming part of the curriculum. This new solar installation will be yet another way that our students actively engage in experiential learning. Their ability to monitor energy generation will allow them to appreciate and analyze, first-hand, how resources can be utilized, conserved, and re-purposed in ways that promote environmentally friendly practices. This is education for life!”

The PAC solar system will generate enough power to supply the equivalent of 10 homes and was purchased with the assistance of a rebate from Pasadena Water and Power that will be paid out over the next five years.

Founded in 2006, Run on Sun ( is a Pasadena-based solar power integrator and installer serving commercial and residential clients in the greater Los Angeles area. Run on Sun is a proud member of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and the Los Angeles Renewable Energy Society. All three of Run on Sun’s principals are NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installers, the “Gold Standard” of certification in the solar power industry.

Founded in 1913, Westridge School is an independent day school for college bound girls grades 4-12. Westridge strives to develop young women whose joy in learning, personal ideals, commitment to ethical action, social and environmental responsibility, courage and compassion will lead them to meaningful lives as contributing citizens of the larger world. For more information about the school, visit


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