Chevron and solar to cut costs to schools

Chevron Energy Solutions has started building a 3.7-megawatt solar project that will help save a school district in San Jose $7.6 million over five years, and slash utility costs 30% over the life of the project.

The partnership with East Side Union High School District calls for solar panels at six schools, including Santa Teresa High School, where a ground-breaking ceremony was held. the project, which will provide 100 union jobs, is expected to be complete this year.

Chevron Energy Solutions will design, build and operate the system. The panels will generate enough power to limght more than 250,000 average-sized compact fluorescent light bulbs, Chevron said in a news release.