City of Ashland

The City of Ashland, Oregon has partnered with BEF on several successful projects. BEF contributed about $60,000 to fund and build Solar Ashland, which encompasses the solar installations at the Civic Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and SOU. At the time of its construction, Solar Ashland was the largest solar plant in the Pacific Northwest. The City also received guidance from BEF to create, market and implement the Solar Pioneer program. In 2003, BEF provided funding to Ashland for the solar project at the Wilderness Charter School, which will provide on-site renewable electricity for the school and be used in hands-on academic projects. In 2011, the City of Ashland partnered with BEF once again to install a 5.17 kW system at Helman Elementary School and to deliver educational materials and training to teachers.  In 2013, the City supported a 32kW installation at the University of Southern Oregon's Stevenson Union building.

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City of Ashland - City Council

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

The City of Ashland has partnered with BEF on several successful projects. BEF contributed about $60,000 to fund and build Solar Ashland, which encompasses the solar installations at the Civic Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. At the time of its construction, Solar Ashland was the largest solar plant in the Pacific Northwest.

Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to the City by the Solar 4R School program made the real-time performance data from the 6-kilowatt PV system installed on the Civic Center accessible to the community—... Read full project narrative >>

City of Ashland - Police Station

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
63.50 - kilowatts

The City of Ashland installed a 63.5-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the City Service Center covered vehicle parking structure in July 2008, after selecting a proposal from Advanced Energy Systems of Eugene, Oregon. The city offered its citizens and businesses the opportunity to purchase 20 years of output from the system via one of the first community solar project models in the country. That output is then paid back as a credit on the purchasers’ electric bills.

Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to the City by Solar 4R Schools™ made the real-time... Read full project narrative >>

City of Ashland - Shakespeare Festival Admin Bldg

Location:
Ashland, OR
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

The City of Ashland has partnered with BEF on several successful projects. BEF contributed about $60,000 to fund and build Solar Ashland, which encompasses the solar installations at the Civic Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University. At the time of its construction, Solar Ashland was the largest solar plant in the Pacific Northwest.

Using the first community solar funding model, Solar Ashland was funded through a collaborative effort by the City of Ashland, BEF, Bonneville Power Administration, the State of Oregon and Avista Energy, along with the citizens... Read full project narrative >>

City of Ashland - Solar Pioneer 2/Community Solar

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
63.00 - kilowatts

The inspiration for Solar Pioneer II is to allow citizens and businesses of Ashland, Oregon to bring renewable energy to the community in a way that is both affordable and doesn't require home installation.

Solar Pioneer I was launched in 2000 and included the installing of a combined 30-kilowatts photovoltaic (PV) systems onto the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Administrative Building, Southern Oregon University and the City of Ashland Civic Center. This first project was designed to familiarize and educate the Ashland community about this technology.

Solar Pioneer II built on... Read full project narrative >>

Helman Elementary School

Location:
Ashland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

Installed in August 2011, the 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided by Solar 4R Schools is located on the library roof at Helman Elementary. The project was made possible through contributions by the City of Ashland and members of the greater Helman Elementary School community.

As a Renewable School, Helman is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their PV system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. In 2011, educators within the school... Read full project narrative >>

North Mountain Park Nature Center

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Located in Ashland, the panels were installed on the roof of the pavilion at North Mountain Park just east of the Nature Center in October of 2005. The PV modules collect solar energy and a utility-interactive inverter converts the DC power from the PV array to AC power. The power is then synchronized with the city's electricity. BEF assisted in the project by providing data monitoring service in October 2008. Energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools... Read full project narrative >>

SOU - Hannon Library

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

In August of 2000 several Pacific Northwest power concerns worked together to commission the installation of three significant photovoltaic (PV) systems in Ashland.

One of these was installed on the Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library. The 6-kilowatt PV system on Hannon Library consists of 24 solar panels connected together to send power that feeds directly into the City of Ashland's 3-phase power grid, at 220 volts AC.

Energy monitoring services provided to the university by Solar 4R Schools connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy... Read full project narrative >>

SOU - Stevenson Union

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
32.00 - kilowatts

In 2013, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University installed a 31.59-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Stevenson Union. The power generated reduces the university's utility bills, works to displace fossil fuel-based electricity from the power grid and helps protect local air quality.

Energy monitoring services provided to the university by the Solar 4R Schools program connected live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data... Read full project narrative >>

Wilderness Charter School

Location:
Ashland, OR
Grade Level:
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.32 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Wilderness Charter School in Ashland is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.32-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. This project was part of a kick-off effort for the Ashland Renewable Pioneers program.

Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators... Read full project narrative >>