N.J. solar firm Soltage provides power to 3 Calif. schools

Soltage, a renewable-energy provider in Jersey City, announced it has completed three solar projects for a public high school district in California.

The projects total 3.2 megawatts and will produce nearly 5 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year.

These projects worked with the dense construction footprint of Southern California, Soltage said, to maximize the size of solar arrays in the Grossmont Union High School District, which includes Granite Hills High School, Steele Canyon High School and Helix Charter High School.

Each solar array provides enough electricity to offset 95 percent of each school’s energy needs, Soltage said.

“Soltage prides itself on meeting the needs of our education sector customers.  We look to implement solar projects designed so that our educational clients can save significant capital on their power costs, and focus those dollars back on their primary job of educating the next generation,” said Jesse Grossman, Soltage CEO.

“The Grossmont Union High School District has always looked to both be fiscally responsible while at the same time environmentally conscious,” said Dr. Tim Glover, superintendent of the Grossmont Union High School.

“Solar is our way forward to the future,” said Lindsey Danner, aquatics/energy manager for Grossmont Union High School District. “Not only is the executive team on board with these innovations, but our students are, too.”

The systems are projected to save the school district approximately $20 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years, Soltage said.

Construction was performed by Baker Electric.