Solar for Schools and Universities

Solar for schools and universities prepares students for the clean energy economy by providing hands-on STEM learning opportunities of solar technologies — all while lowering campus energy costs and achieving sustainability goals.

Meet Sustainability Goals

Emissions reductions are often the cornerstone of every district or university’s sustainability plan. When solar energy for schools and universities is paired with energy storage, your campus can transition from fossil fuels to clean, zero-emissions energy— making your your school well-positioned to achieve carbon neutrality goals and establish itself as a sustainability leader.

Cut Energy Costs

High energy costs are a drain on strict budgets. When your onsite solar installation and energy storage project is financed as a power purchase agreement (PPA), your district or university can eliminate upfront capital costs and fluctuating energy demands, lower utility bills and lock in predictable monthly energy rates over the life of your contract.

Long-Term Support

As a full-service solar provider, we are here for you for the long term. From financing and design to proactive operations and maintenance throughout the life of your system, count on us for the comprehensive, high-quality and seamless end-to-end support only REC Solar can provide.


On-Site Solar


We’ll design a custom solar array for unused rooftop space that will maximize solar generation.

Ground Mount

A ground mount system strategically positioned on available land will provide peak solar production and greater scalability as your campus energy needs grow.

Solar Carports and Canopies

Solar canopies over parking lots provide vehicles and bus fleets with ample shade on sunny days and protection during inclement weather.

Energy Storage

Maximize your solar investment. We’ll design an energy storage solution that manages surplus power generated from solar arrays and safeguards your budget from energy cost fluctuations.

Navigate Your School’s Solar Installation Journey

With hundreds of successfully completed solar projects for schools and universities, we’re proud of our ability to tailor our comprehensive solutions and services to the unique needs of your campus or district. Here’s how we’ll work together to help you achieve your goals:


Drawing upon our 25+ years of expertise in solar for schools and universities, we start by evaluating your site and sustainability goals to determine the solar and storage option that best fits your needs.


We’ll finance your solar project as a power purchase agreement (PPA), shifting your investment from a costly capital expenditure to a predictable monthly operating expense with budget protection from future electricity rate increases.

Design & Construction

Our expert solar design team will create a high-quality solar solution customized to your campus space and energy needs. And our project management team will serve as your point of contact throughout the solar installation, ensuring construction teams adhere to REC Solar’s high standards of quality, not the industry’s baseline.

Operations & Maintenance

We remain committed to owning, operating, maintaining and monitoring your solar installation over the life of your contract, ensuring maximum optimization and performance for years to come.

Financing Solar for Schools and Universities: Power Purchase Agreements

School districts and universities operate with strict budgets, making them great candidates for power purchase agreements (PPAs). With typical contracts ranging from 20-25 years, you can lock in electricity at a fixed and reduced rate without using valuable upfront capital or managing construction, financing or maintenance burdens.

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