REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In November 2012 the voters of Redondo Beach passed Bond Measure Q which included funding for a district wide 1.6 Mega Watt solar energy project. The solar system will offset 70% of energy used by the schools, reducing the District's electricity bills, and consumption from Edison, totaling approximately $15 Million in savings over 25 years.
Additionally, the solar project will create cleaner air for students and the community by reducing 16,172 tons of carbon pollution over the next 25 years—which is equivalent to taking 2,890 cars off the road or planting 24,540 trees, as well as 25,000 pounds of Sulfur Dioxide and 23,670 pounds of Nitrous Oxide
Board President, Laura Emdee said, "RBUSD is always looking for cost savings and we encourage every student to be mindful of the environment. This Solar project will save RBUSD millions while serving as a good Environmental Science example for our students and community."
PsomasFMG, LLC was chosen to design, build and operate the photovoltaic system on 12 District schools. "We are very excited to be working with such a forward thinking District," said Alex Smith, PsomasFMG VP. "The savings on energy costs that that the District will see can go directly back to the District.
The project is currently in the design and engineering phase. To celebrate this exciting clean-energy initiative, the District plans to hold a groundbreaking event to honor the start of construction, October 29th, 10 a.m. at Lincoln Elementary School. Systems are projected to be fully operational in the Spring of 2014.
About Redondo Beach Unified School District
The Redondo Beach Unified School District is located in Redondo Beach, California. The school district consists of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one continuation school, and one adult school. The ongoing goal of Redondo Beach Unified School District is to strive for excellence in education through partnership, past traditions, communication with teachers, staff, parents, community members and most importantly the children of the city of Redondo Beach. For more information on the solar project contact Janet Redella at (310) 937-1241.
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, PsomasFMG provides turnkey solar solutions to its clients by utilizing a combination of engineering expertise, private investor financing, and federal and state subsidies. In 2010, the company completed the largest operational school solar system in Southern California, a 9.6 MW project across 10 schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The company has also completed over 16 MWs of projects for the County of Orange, as well as other multi-campus school districts in Los Angeles County including Palmdale, William S. Hart, Wilsona, and Hughes-Elizabeth Lake. Currently the company is under contract to develop projects for Castaic Union School District, Keppel Union School District, and the Cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. For more information about PsomasFMG, contact Paul Mikos at (714) 408-2982 or go to http://www.psomasfmg.com.
Media Contact: Paul Mikos, PsomasFMG, 714-465-4904, firstname.lastname@example.org
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com