Clean Solar Installs Solar and Mentors Students at the San Jose Conservation Corps

SJCC Expected to Save Millions with Commercial Solar Installation

San Jose, CA – December 6, 2017 – The San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC) recently selected Clean Solar, the top rated Bay Area Solar installer, to install their commercial solar installation in San Jose. The solar system is expected to offset 55% of the SJCC annual electricity consumption and improve their carbon score.

The solar photovoltaic system consists of 383 SunPower panels producing 174,901 kilowatt hours per year which will result in an anticipated savings of $50,000 in electric bills in the first year. Over 25 years, their annual utility savings should average $85,000 for a total utility savings of over $2.1 million. The SJCC installation eliminates over 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide (C02) which is the equivalent to planting 94,000 trees.

During the install, eighteen SJCC students, disadvantaged young men and women currently enrolled in SJCC classes to pursue careers in the solar industry, were mentored by nine Clean Solar employees. Total student hours at the installation was 504.5 hours. 

Clean Solar CEO Randy Zechman stated, “It’s important to make local investment and give back to the community that we live in. This is an incredible growth industry, and we’re very proud to have been a part of the SJCC solar installation and the on-going mentorship of SJCC students who have shown dedication and commitment to creating better lives for their community, their environment and themselves.”

This is the second solar installation that Clean Solar has mentored SJCC students.  In June 2016, Clean Solar partnered with SJCC to install SunPower panels at the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum’s Builder Building. The Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, supported this project by speaking at the on-site press conference, as well as assisting with the installation of a few of solar panels on the roof. 

The Children’s Discovery Museum cooperative solar project was such a success that SJCC Board of Directors selected Clean Solar to install solar on their Conservation Corp buildings with the additional assistance of their students in training.

The solar industry has created more than 100,000 jobs in California for both commercial and residential installations. Ken Stout, Clean Solar Commercial Business Development Manager commented, “Providing solar for commercial buildings is becoming the norm for the solar industry as an investment in their community.”


About Clean Solar

Clean Solar is the top-rated residential and commercial solar, battery storage and roofing installation company in the Bay Area. The company’s unparalleled quality and customer service allows for the design of a custom solar system to meet each home and business owner’s specific power needs. In addition to custom solutions, Clean Solar offers financial options including $0 down loans and PACE. The company is a B Corp as well as the recipient of numerous industry based quality and service awards. Clean Solar is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and was founded by Randy Zechman and Jeff Ritchey in 2007. For more information, visit


About San Jose Conservation Corps

San Jose Corp provides technical training as well as leadership and service opportunities to young people. Founded in 1987, the SJCC has provided more than 20,000 “at-risk” disadvantaged young men and women with academic education, hands-on learning, and development of basic skills. These skills include leadership, communication, computer literacy, and employment training which help them to advance and excel in their future and careers. The solar installation program specifically gives hands on training in the solar installation process. They are paired with industry professionals to gain hands on experience and on the job training. For more information about the San Jose Conservation Corps, visit