Solar Savings for Fairfax School District and Interview with Superintendent Michael Coleman

September 10, 2018

Our team at ForeFront Power started working with Superintendent Michael Coleman at Fairfax School District in 2015 to create a renewable energy project to meet the needs across two locations, Zephyr Lane Elementary School and Shirley Lane Elementary School.  Given the availability of space at Zephyr Lane and the close proximity to the Shirley Lane campus across South Fairfax Road, our engineers were able to develop a single project solution to serve both locations.

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Topics: california, case studies

STEM in Action: The Impact of the Schools Power Curriculum at Ohlone Elementary School

August 21, 2018

Like teachers and school administrators, our team at ForeFront Power has a passion for education and doing our best to make the future a better place for the next generation.

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Topics: solutions, california, case studies

Watch: How Community Solar Works in California

July 31, 2018

ForeFront Power is proud to have the first approved community solar projects in both PG&E and SDG&E service territories in California. This new community solar program allows solar developers and customers to sign agreements to enroll to a portion of the output of a solar facility. In addition, you receive a credit on your utility bill for this solar energy. 

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Topics: new projects, solutions, california

Dixon USD: How the District Successfully Completed 843 kW of Solar Across 5 Locations

June 15, 2018

ForeFront Power is proud to have worked closely with Dixon Unified School District to realize their renewable energy and savings goals. Our team partnered with Dixon USD to conceptualize, design, develop, and finance 843 kilowatts (kW) of solar power across five locations.

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Topics: new projects, california, case studies

How SPURR and ForeFront Power make it easier for public agencies in California to save with solar

June 7, 2018

School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) is a joint powers authority dedicated to helping California schools and colleges control and reduce utility expenses.

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Topics: partnerships, solutions, california

Zero Net Energy Walkthrough: What it Means for Schools and Other Organizations

April 5, 2018

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is generating a lot of buzz around California, especially for schools and municipalities. So what is Zero Net Energy and does it make sense for your organization to pursue for existing or new buildings?

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Topics: policy, solutions, finance, california

Paso Robles JUSD: Solar Explained With Superintendent Chris Williams

March 22, 2018

ForeFront Power’s partnership with Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is a great example of our ability to maximize a customer’s energy savings along with their solar footprint. Our team worked with Paso Robles JUSD to conceptualize, design, develop, and finance solar power at six district schools, totaling 1.7 megawatts (MW).

The portfolio maximized the District’s energy savings by utilizing carports that capitalize on available solar options like Net Energy Meter Aggregation (NEMA) and solar-friendly rate tariff, A-6. Moreover, the District was able to leverage a Power Purchase Agreement financing mechanism that offered the benefits of solar energy with no upfront cost.

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Topics: new projects, california, case studies

Atascadero USD: The Story Behind The Decision to Adopt Solar

February 20, 2018

ForeFront Power prides itself on providing excellent service to school districts large and small across the United States. At Atascadero Unified School District in California, the ForeFront Power team developed two systems totaling 316 kilowatts (kW).

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Topics: new projects, california, case studies

Ready for Solar and Not Sure Where to Start? Here are the First Steps.

February 15, 2018

It looks like you are interested in how solar power can save you money on your energy bills and help you green your organization. Great! The first step is to engage in a free consultation with one of our solar energy experts so that our team can generate a proposal that includes a conceptual design of the solar project as well as an estimate of the energy savings that you can anticipate. To get that process started, we need some information from you. This information helps us to develop an accurate proposal.

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Topics: policy, nationwide, solutions

A REC: Whats in a Name?

January 8, 2018

A REC, also known as a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) is a tradable certificate that represents the environmental attributes of a certain quantity of renewable energy generation. Think of it as a deed of ownership that can be bought and sold among various entities. The ownership does not apply to the actual electricity generated, but to the carbon-free quality of that electricity. Sound abstract? We hope this post makes RECs a bit easier to understand.

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Topics: policy, solutions