Public Sector
Public Sector

When you work in the public sector, a lot of people depend on you.
Maybe you're a teacher. Maybe you're a member of a local police service or a firefighter. Whatever your job, you're a vital part of what keeps our communities strong and our futures bright.

Thank you.

Today you are facing new challenges - meeting growing energy demands and developing sustainability programs, all the while being constrained by fiscal responsibility. Once again, you’re tasked with doing more with less.


You're not alone.

We're ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you and help turn these challenges into triumphs. We've helped local and federal governments, municipalities, and educational institutions across the country go solar and use their buildings, land, and even sometimes former landfills to create revenue. We can create a custom solution for you too.

Sustainability & Beyond

Developing a sustainability program is a must when you're in the public sector, but it's hard to know where to start. We can help. A SunEdison solar system is a great foundation for any sustainability program, with predictable long-term financial benefits you can count on. And there are other benefits we can help you take advantage of:

  • Community Engagement: We can help promote your sustainability efforts to your community and your stakeholders.
  • Employee Discount Programs: We offer employee discount programs that let you extend the benefits of sustainability from workplace to home — and boost employee retention in the process.
Fiscal Responsibility

It's no easy task. Fixed budgets and pre-defined public funds. Fluctuating energy costs. And the responsibility to be good stewards of public tax dollars. The answer is a SunEdison Power Purchase Agreement. It takes the risk out of solar ownership, locks down energy costs, and improves your fiscal forecasting and budgeting.

At SunEdison, we keep things simple for our customers. We're able to do that because we've worked with public sector customers of all kinds — from schools to municipalities — on their solar initiatives. We know the unique challenges public sector organizations face and design our solutions accordingly. 

Uncover Your Potential

Give your unused and unusable land a new life. Repurpose waste dumps, abandoned lots, or even closed landfills and convert them into sites for solar energy. It's time to turn your land into a revenue-generating asset.

We install the panels on your rooftop or vacant land, and then offer you the energy at rates which are often substantially lower than commercial power. Meanwhile, you take advantage of renewable energy credits. Suddenly, sustainability becomes both practical and cost effective.

Experience Matters

There's a lot to know when it comes to solar. From optimizing system design to ensuring a smooth experience with the local utility, it takes an expert. And there's a lot to know when it comes to implementing solar in the public sector — from capturing tax credit benefits to complying with government regulations. Thankfully you don't need to be an expert - that's why we're here.

We've designed and installed hundreds of solar installations for public entities just like yours so we know how to do the job quickly and efficiently. That's just one reason organizations like Irvine Unified School District and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base choose SunEdison for their solar initiatives.

Plan for the Long Term

Experience is critical, but so is the ability to support a long-term commitment like solar. It's important to partner with someone who knows how to maintain the performance of your system and ensure that it is operating efficiently not just today, but 20 years from now.

SunEdison was founded in 1959, and today we maintain the largest operating fleet of solar systems in the world backed by the industry's most sophisticated hardware and software monitoring platform. With over 190 trained field service technicians, we've got you covered.

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  • Schools
  • Municipalities
  • Government
It's simple math
Saving money on energy = more resources for students and teachers
Solar Works Indoors Too

Show your students the real world application of the science and math they learn in the classroom with SunEdison Connect, our proprietary energy monitoring platform. 

SunEdison Connect lets you harness your solar installation as a teaching tool by providing real-time performance data. You can show your students things like how much energy your solar system makes on a cloudy day — a surprisingly high amount! — or the effect of temperature on power output. SunEdison Connect also provides insights into your building's energy consumption, so you can teach your students about energy usage and conservation.

We're here to help
book Developing curriculum

We have strong relationships with non-profit organizations that specialize in integrating solar into school curricula. Together we can help you develop a program that will excite and engage your students

bubblechat Spreading the word

We'll collaborate with you to educate the community, as well as your students, about the benefits of your solar installation and leadership.

“We're proud to announce that we are anticipating $5 million to $8 million on avoided energy costs with zero up-front costs, and zero maintenance costs through a power purchase agreement with SunEdison. That extra budget means more resources for our teachers and students."

Mark Sontag, director for math, science, and career technical education at Irvine Unified School District


Think you don't have enough room for solar? Constrained by limited land and space? Building designs difficult to work with? Not a problem. We're experts at maximizing building and land resources using a combination of specialized design, construction, and installation techniques.


It's our business to know your business. Our tax experts know federal clean-energy policies and can help you secure tax-equity financing. And, with extensive experience in dealing with the most stringent government requirements, we know what it takes to make solar a reality. That's why multiple government customers, from individual defense bases to the U.S. Department of Energy, trust us with their business.

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