Engineering, procurement and construction contractor Solon has manufactured the UL-certified solar modules at its Tucson-based manufacturing facility.

The systems use the company’s polycrystalline solar panels that are mounted onto non-penetrating roof-mount systems.

Under a solar service agreement, the school district avoids any up-front system purchase cost by purchasing the power at a fixed rate, providing a hedge against future electricity rate increases, the company said.

Solon has partnered with solar energy services provider SunEdison to manage these systems.

The company is collaborating with the local utility Arizona Public Service for the power projects.

Solon regional vice president and general manager of North America Dan Alcombright said through these projects, the company is helping PV Schools achieve renewable energy standards, offering clean, solar energy to offset peak load demands during optimal daylight hours.