We partner with California schools for successful energy projects.

We've worked with more than 55 public school districts on over 100 megawatts of solar, storage and efficiency projects, many built with Prop. 39 funding, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and California Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) with little or no up front capital expenditure.

Our efforts have helped to save school districts more than $200 million in energy costs over the next 25 years, freeing money for teachers, facilities upgrades, special needs, arts and after school programs. 



We're proud to have helped realize so many successful energy projects for California schools. Our team of 10 professionals includes LEED and LEED AP certified environmental engineers and veteran project managers who are intimately familiar with the decision-making processes and priorities of public schools.

We're deeply familiar with how public agencies work. One of our principals served for six years on a school board, where he was responsible for implementing his District's solar project, and another currently serves on his local water utility board. Since 2005, Sage has evaluated and implemented over 275 megawatts of renewable energy projects for more than 85 public and private organizations.




A portion of our work with public schools was as the consultant for the California Energy Commission's Bright Schools Program. We've partnered with architecture, engineering and construction firms like Greystone West, kW Engineering, TLCD, Guttman & Blaevoet, HY Architects and Quattrocchi Kwok to design and procure solar for new and upgraded school buildings, and implement energy efficiency programs.

Sage has also worked closely with financial and legal firms School & College Legal ServicesFagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, Lozano Smith and Best Best & Krieger to evaluate proposals and contracts for our clients. 


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Our School Clients

We turned to Sage to independently analyze the feasibility of our solar project. Their real-world understanding of the solar market and conservative analysis of the risks and benefits gave us greater clarity and confidence to move forward.

— Rick Ruiz, Director Business Services, Kern HSD

What You Should Know Before Going Solar

There's nothing easy about planning and building a solar energy system. Stakeholders have to reach clear, common goals. Key decisions and critical timelines have to be planned with academic and board calendars. Then there's the market knowledge and technical expertise required to make sure system is designed, built and performs to the highest standard.

A lot of expertise goes into protecting a 25 year investment. Here's how to do it - and why you'll want independent advice before you sign a contract.

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