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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:01 am

SOLON Corporation, a provider of turnkey solar power plants, has announced the completion of a 1.15 megawatts solar system for the eastside Tanque Verde Unified School District.

Spread over four campuses - Tanque Verde Elementary School, Aqua Caliente Elementary School, Emily Gray Junior High School and Tanque Verde High School - the solar systems are a combination of shade structures and rooftop systems.

With more than 4,000 solar modules, the systems will offset a large portion of the daytime electricity requirements of each campus.

The solar systems were made possible through a solar services agreement (SSA) between TVUSD and MP2 Capital, an investor in the renewable energy industry. MP2 Capital will sell all of the power generated from the systems to the school district under the 25-year SSA.

In addition, local utility provider Tucson Electric Power will purchase all of the environmental attributes generated by the system in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs), contributing to the company’s renewable energy goals.

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