• 24.5 MW of Solar PV shade structures on 27 district sites
  • PPA Funded
  • Phase 1 Sites Operational Summer 2015
  • Phases 2 Sites Operational by December 2016
  • $80 million in Savings Over 25 years


The Kern High School District (KHSD) began looking at solar option for their District in 2012. In 2014, KHSD hired Sage to to implement a district-wide solar project. Beginning in early 2015, Sage ran a competitive RFP process, assisted in vendor selection and contracting, and is providing construction support, commissioning oversight and operational assistance for the multi-phase, multi-year project. Through Sage’s efforts, the District entered into contracts with SunPower to design and build 24.5 megawatts of solar power systems at 27 KHSD sites. According to data provided by the Solar Foundation, the agreement is the largest contracted commitment to solar power by any school district in the United States. Once the systems are operational in 2016, the District estimates that it will achieve $80 million in electricity cost savings over the next 25 years. 


  •  Feasibility Study Review
  •  RFP / Vendor Selection
  •  Financial & Performance Modeling
  •  Design Review
  •  Construction Support
  •  Commissioning Oversight
  •  Operations & Asset Management



8point3 Energy Partners and Wells Fargo Acquire Kern High School 22-Megawatts - CNN Money PR Newswire, January 27, 2016

KHSD announces big solar project, estimated $80M in savings - BakersfieldNow, May 28, 2015

Solar Partnership Expected to Save Millions - Kern HSD, May 28, 2015