Washington State School of the Blind


The Washington State School for the Blind's solar project reflects the school's commitment to educate students, parents and community members about sustainable sources of power. Two solar panel installations produce energy and, with and interactive display and supporting classroom curriculum, provide a means to learn about energy production and conservation using real-time data.
The photovoltaic (PV) systems feature a 10.2 kW array of sixty Day4 170-watt PV modules installed in April of 2008; and a 13.5 kW array of 90 Siemens 150-watt PV modules installed in June of 2003. Under full sun conditions, the two systems could light more than 1500 compact fluorescent light bulbs. Over a year, they will produce more than 40,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy.