'This cutting-edge partnership serves immediate and long-term needs – saving energy, saving money and creating educational opportunities for our students,' said Mathew Holton, Chaffey District Superintendent.
Huntington Beach, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Chaffey Joint Unified High School District’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award PsomasFMG, LLC a contract to design, finance, build and operate a 7.2 MW solar system across eight of their high school sites.
The School District signed a Power Purchase Agreement with PsomasFMG that calls for no capital expenditure from the District. The solar project will provide just under 50 percent of the total electricity consumed by the high schools and will save the District millions of dollars over the length of the agreement.
In addition to the significant savings for the District, PsomasFMG will bring the science and technology of solar into the classrooms by providing mentoring and internships to benefit the students as they choose and prepare for future careers.
“This cutting-edge partnership serves immediate and long-term needs – saving energy, saving money and creating educational opportunities for our students,” said Mathew Holton, Chaffey District Superintendent.
“We are very excited to be working with such a forward thinking District,” said PsomasFMG President Paul Mikos. “The savings generated from this solar project can go directly back into classrooms, where it is needed most. The School Board and District staff did their homework before going forward with the project. They have shown excellent vision in championing this project.”
About Chaffey Joint Union High School District
The Chaffey District serves the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and portions of Fontana, Upland, Chino, and Mount Baldy. With over 25,000 students, the District is the fourth largest high school district in California. The District offers a wide variety of instructional options that provide a quality education for each student, every day. The Chaffey Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees are steadfast in the belief that, "Nothing is more important than student learning and their achievement." For more information about the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, visit http://www.cjuhsd.net.
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, PsomasFMG provides turnkey solar solutions to its clients by utilizing a combination of engineering expertise, private investor financing, and federal and state subsidies. In 2010, the company completed the largest operational school solar system in Southern California, a 9.6 MW project across 10 schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The company has also completed over 26 MWs of projects for the County of Orange, as well as other multi-campus school districts in Los Angeles County including Palmdale, William S. Hart, Wilsona, and Hughes-Elizabeth Lake. Currently the company is under contract to develop projects for Redondo Beach Unified School District, Castaic Union School District, Keppel Union School District, Chaffey Joint Union High School District and the Cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. For more information contact Paul Mikos at (714)465-4904 or visit http://www.PsomasFMG.com.