Irvine Unified School District goes solar

IRVINE, Calif. The overall project is expected to generate 6.6 million kilowatt-hours of clean renewable energy per year. The district will also save more than $17 million in the process.

"This enables the district to 'practice what we preach' as we lower electricity costs by more than $17 million and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 12,000 cars of the road each year – a win-win-win for our kids, pocketbooks, and planet," said LAUSD Board of Education member Michael Parham.

The solar project will start next year. It's the largest solar program for a public school system in the state of California.

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