Photo of the Rooftop Solar Array at the District's Pico Rivera Warehouse
Solar Energy Initiative
LAUSD is committed to increasing our non-carbon based energy capacity through renewable energy sources. Current renewable energy systems on our campuses include solar and geothermal. As sunny Los Angeles provides an excellent environment for harnessing energy through solar panels, 59 campuses and 5 administrative sites have solar energy systems in place.
The generation capacity of solar panels is measured in kilowatts (kW). One megawatt (MW) is the same as 1,000 kW. Kilowatt hours (kWh) are how we measure the use of that capacity over time.
LAUSD has completed 67 total carport and rooftop arrays at 64 sites. In total, the sites have 19 MW of solar capacity, which is enough energy to power over 3,000 homes for one year.
Solar PV Systems Pilot Program
LAUSD is in the process of piloting 7 school sites.
Solar PV Systems Phase 1
LAUSD has released an RFP for an addition 26 school sites.
Did You Know . . .
Solar energy saves water, too?
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Total Solar Energy Generated to Date:
166,967,864 kilowatt hours generated to date from 59 campuses and 5 admin sites
118,327 metric tons of carbon dioxide have been avoided to date
Equals the electricity use of 14,905 average US homes for 1 year
Total carbon dioxide avoided equals driving 25,496 passenger vehicles for a year
Total carbon dioxide avoided equals burning 13,314,639 gallons of gasoline
Total carbon dioxide avoided equals the work of 140,033 acres of pine forest