MSJC Celebrates Completion of Solar Project

March 20, 2017

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees and members of the community gathered at MSJC’s San Jacinto Campus for the Flip the Switch event on March 16, 2017 to celebrate the completion of a solar panel project funded by Measure AA. Board Chair Tom Ashley and Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz welcomed guests and provided information about Measure AA and the solar project. They were joined by a representative from Borrego Solar Systems and Brian Orlauski, interim vice president of Business Services. The solar project started in November 2016 and finished in March 2017. The project, initially proposed to cost $2.8 million, came in under budget at $2.7 million. Other facts about the project:

  • 1.1 megawatt
  • Designed to save $5.4 million in energy costs over 25 years.
  • Comprised of 3,287 ground-mount tracker solar panels.
  • Expected to produce 2.4 million kilowatt hours of energy a year.
  • Expected to offset 1,136 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing 225 cars from the road

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Roger Schultz, Superintendent/President; Brian Orlauski, interim vice president of Business Services; Sal Valdivia, member of the Measure AA Independent Citizens Oversight Committee; Bill Zimmerman, MSJC board member; Dr. Sherrie Guerrero, MSJC board member; Ann Motte, MSJC board member; Tom Ashley, MSJC board chair