Chevron Energy and Santa Monica College have completed a solar and energy efficiency project, which is expected to save the college more than $14m over the life of the project.

The project includes a 408kW solar system, which provides electricity through solar panels located on the top level of two parking structures that is generating power for the two garages and a significant portion of the Business Education Building at Santa Monica College.

Chevron Energy designed, engineered and installed the solar system, and also operates and maintains it.

The $3.6m project generates approximately 50,660kWh of electricity each month and is saving the college about $8,100 per month.