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Hudson's Bay High School

Grade Level:
9th
Location:
Vancouver, WA
PV System Size:
9.45 - kilowatts
Teacher Champion:
  • Parker Mullins
Technology Type:
About the School:

Thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities Green Lights Customers, Solar 4R Schools managed the installation of a 9.45 kW solar awning at Hudson's Bay High School (see production data here). The solar photovoltaic (PV) system provides renewable energy for the school, reducing electric bills and reducing impact on the environment. Educators at the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training from Solar 4R Schools in Fall 2015, complete with hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website. One large factor in determining the alignment of the kit was the school's ACES (Architecture, Construction, and Environmental Science) magnet. Solar 4R Schools staff worked with teachers at the Hudson's Bay High School to select science kit materials and curriculum that would facilitate the implementation of their unique units and service project. For example, students were planning on building a green-roof shelter over one of the school's walkways that would additionally feature small-scale photovoltaic technology for powering lights. In total, eight teachers attended this workshop, which included the entire science department in addition to a traveling teacher. Teachers anticipated reaching about 950 students with the new renewable energy kits and curricula in one year.