Nez Perce Tribal Fish Hatchery

Location:
Juliaetta, ID
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
10.00 - kilowatts

In February 2015 the Nez Perce Tribe completed a 10kW PV demonstration system at the Tribal Hatchery Complex in Juliaetta, Idaho. As a Renewable Facility, this project will function as an ongoing community education tool by teachers in four area school districts to supplement sustainability education for students throughout the Nez Perce region.



Solar 4R Schools provided a renewable energy teacher training workshop to area teachers along with customized, durable science kits for four school districts valued at approximately $12,000. Teachers at each participating school... Read full project narrative >>

West Valley Junior High

Location:
Yakima, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.72 - kilowatts

In the fall of 2014 a 9.72kW solar installation was completed at Yakima's West Valley Junior High. This project was made possible by financial support from Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program and project design and oversight by Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Renewable Energy Group. Seattle solar experts at Northwest Wind and Solar completed the physical installation, interconnection, and permitting. The solar array will help offset the school's energy usage and the live energy and weather data can be used in the classroom.

BEF's Solar 4R Schools program will provide teacher... Read full project narrative >>

Funhouse Commons

Location:
Eastsound, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
12.00 - kilowatts

Located in Eastsound, WA, on Orcas Island, The Funhouse Commons was founded by local activists in the spring of 1999. The Funhouse is a youth-oriented community center that fosters educational play with hands-on science exhibits, computer-based labs, and art and entertainment facilities. The Funhouse also provides many important social services aimed at the most vulnerable children in the community. The facility was designed to be a hands-on children's science museum. Science and sustainability topics are core to education programs at the Funhouse. Each year, Funhouse Commons hosts an... Read full project narrative >>

Animo Pat Brown Accelerated Charter High School

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

Animo Pat Brown Accelerated High School is building a community of renewable energy educators thanks to the support and resources provided through their Renewable School project from Solar 4R Schools. In October 2014 a new PV installation was installed at the school, located in Los Angeles, California.  This system was originally inspired by the 2008 FOX Emmy Awards PV demonstration project.  The final system installation was made possible by funding from FOX's Mean It, Green It! program and Wells Fargo National Bank.   Read full project narrative >>

St. Mary's School

Location:
Medford, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
60.00 - kilowatts
This 60 kW array was made possible by Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy customers and the Energy Trust of Oregon, with match funding provided by St. Mary's School. The array is located on the roof of the Naumes Fine Arts and Athletics Center, which was the statewide test site for the Energy Trust's Solar-Ready construction program. The system is a demonstration of the school's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability,
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Lyle Secondary School

Location:
Lyle, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.36 - kilowatts

Lyle is a small, rural school district located in the Columbia River Gorge. In 2014, BEF used funding from Bonneville Power Administration to provide a Renewable School package to Lyle Secondary School. 

As a new Renewable School, Lyle High School’s teachers and students are generating clean energy with their newly installed, pole-mounted 6.36-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system. In addition, the school is utilizing live performance data from this system to generate hands-on classroom activities that educate students about renewable energy, science and engineering. Solar 4R Schools... Read full project narrative >>

Tri Tech Skills Center

Location:
Kennewick, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.12 - kilowatts

Tri-Tech Skills Center is a career and technical education (CTE) training center for high school students. The center is a cooperative of the seven local public schools in the Tri-Cities area of southeast Washington. The facility has undergone a lighting refit to more efficient lighting, a power conversion upgrade and HVAC upgrade to include variable speed controls on HVAC fans, and follows LEED specifications in upgrades and improvements.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the... Read full project narrative >>

Notus Junior Senior High School

Location:
Notus, ID
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.77 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Idaho Power's voluntary Green Power Program, Notus Jr. Sr. High School joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2013.

As a Renewable School, Notus Jr. Sr. High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 4.77-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The system was installed onto the roof of the Technical Education Building and consists of eighteen 265-Watt Solarworld mono-... Read full project narrative >>

Paisley School

Location:
Paisley, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.30 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Paisley School in Paisley, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.3-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the PV system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. With an average of 5.12 peak sun hours a day, Paisley, Oregon is one of the most solar resource intensive areas of the state.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing... Read full project narrative >>

Everett High School

Location:
Everett, WA
Grade Level:
9th
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

In December of 2012, Everett School District completed the installation of an approximately 700W photovoltaic (PV) demonstration system on the Science Building at Everett High School in Everett, WA. The system utilizes thin-film amorphous silicon modules manufactured by Unisolar. This demonstration system, and the monitoring of the system through Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Solar 4R Schools program, are being used to educate students, staff, and visitors regarding the use of renewable energy systems. Read full project narrative >>

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