SALINAS, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hartnell College and Chevron Energy Solutions will dedicate a solar energy project that is expected to save the community college more than $6 million and reduce Hartnell's electricity use at its Alisal Campus by more than 90 percent. The installation was completed earlier this month, and will serve as a living laboratory integrated with the college's sustainability, science, engineering, technology and math curriculum.
The dedication will take place at 10:00 am, on Friday, June 28, at Hartnell College's Alisal Campus, 1752 E. Alisal St. Salinas. Speakers will include Salinas Mayor, Joe Gunter; Hartnell's President, Dr. Willard Lewallen; and Chevron Energy Solutions Vice President, Mark Emerson.
About Chevron Energy Solutions: Chevron Energy Solutions is one of the largest installers of solar power in the US public sector and has developed hundreds of projects to develop and build renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and support sustainability. Its parent, Chevron Corporation, invests across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies. For more information: www.chevronenergy.com.
About Hartnell College: Hartnell College, founded in 1920, serves the higher education and workforce needs of the Salinas Valley. The community college's award-winning science, technology, engineering, and math programs serve as a stepping stone for area students to transfer to world-class universities. For more information: www.hartnell.edu.
Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.470.6726
Terri Pyer, Hartnell College, 831.755.6706
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions