Clovis Unified School District Solar Plans. Community Outreach October 22, 2012. Clovis West Area. Bond Measure 2012. $298 Million Bond Measure passed in June 2012 80% to renovate existing facilities 20% for new facilities Solar e nergy g eneration is one of the new facilities.
October 22, 2012
Clovis West Area
Start with a strong base.
Pending Board Approval of Contract
Question: How frequently do modules need to be washed?
Answer: Frequency is site specific based on local weather (e.g., wind) and surrounding land conditions (e.g., housing versus farm).
TVRP Solar production model assumes a soiling factor
After 1 year of operation, a washing cost benefit analysis is conducted
Thereafter, monitoring and on-site evaluation drives the washing schedule
Certain sites may not benefit from annual washing; other sites may need multiple cleanings each year
Question: Why not wait for solar to get cheaper?
Answer: Even if prices decline somewhat over time, the cost of foregone savings outweighs the benefit of buying later at a possible lower cost.
Solar panel prices are very near their theoretical bottom, and supply is presently very high
Labor, and business expenses continue to rise
Other materials (e.g., steel, copper) and fuel costs are rising rapidly
Cost of capital is at historic lows
Rebates are in their final allocation in CA
ProgramCost Avoidance Explained
FY 2006/07 has been designated as the base year for cost/consumption analysis (there was no EMS program in place at this time).
Cost avoidanceis the calculated difference between what the district would have spent with no energy conservation program in place and what it actually spent for energy with the current program in place.
Electricity consumption patterns can make a big difference in the appropriate scope and sizing of solar projects.
10.8% reduction from base year 2006/07
In the last 20 years, CUSD has opened 21 schools (including 3 educational complexes) to accommodate the 40% increase in student population (from 27,000 to over 38,000)
Preventative & Corrective Maintenance Services/Contract: