Clark Public Utilities

Clark Public Utilities started the Green Lights program to support the development of renewable energy resources in the Northwest. Customers can choose to purchase Green Lights renewable power in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks. Each block costs an extra $1.00 per month. Customer contributions are pooled to support the development of new, non-polluting energy resources in our region. Green Lights is operated in association with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned utility that provides electric and water service.
 
 

Sponsored Projects:

Camas High School

Location:
Camas, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

Since opening in 2003, Camas High School has served as a model of environmental stewardship. By implementing various energy efficiency measures and green design techniques into the building's initial construction, the school has ensured that its lighting, heating and cooling loads require less energy.

As a Renewable School, Camas High School is building a community of renewable energy educators in its school and surrounding district while generating clean energy through their on-site photovoltaic (PV) system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to... Read full project narrative >>

Clark Columbia Vista Corporation

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.16 - kilowatts

The 2.16-kilowatt roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) installation at Columbia Vista Corporation provides power to the company's mill. This demonstration project is a direct result of the success of Clark Public Utilities' (CPU) green power program, Green Lights. The solar electric system was funded by revenues from this voluntary program, which allows utility customers to purchase non-polluting, renewable energy. Energy monitoring provided to Columbia Vista Corporation connected real-time performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center for educational purposes at the... Read full project narrative >>

Clark Public Utilities Operations Center

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
11.65 - kilowatts

The 11.65-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation at the Clark Public Utilities District Operations Center directly supports the electricity needs of the facility. By partnering with the Solar 4R Schools™ program, Clark PUD connected the real-time performance data from their PV systems to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org to serve as an interactive educational tool for classrooms nationwide. Thanks to a touchscreen kiosk located within the building, students, faculty, staff and visitors can interact with real-time system performance data from the array and the... Read full project narrative >>

Columbia River High School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.16 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Columbia River High School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. The school is generating renewable solar energy through their awarded 2.16-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an interactive, real-world educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Energy monitoring awarded to the school connects the system's performance data the web-based Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org, supporting students, educators and classrooms nationwide for... Read full project narrative >>

Covington Middle School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th

Covington Middle School in Vancouver, Washington joined the Solar 4R Schools™ program as a Renewable Classroom project in October 2010 thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities. Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators within a single school or district, led by a designated "Teacher Champion." In 2010, educators at Covington Middle School received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the... Read full project narrative >>

Crestline Elementary

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

As a Renewable School, Crestline Elementary School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. Thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities, the school is generating renewable solar energy through their 12-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an interactive, real-world educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. A... Read full project narrative >>

Hayes Freedom School

Location:
Camas, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
40.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Clark Public Utilities, Hayes Freedom School in Camas, Washington joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2010. As a Renewable School, Hayes Freedom is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 40-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The PV system includes 64 photovoltaic panels, comprising eight solar arrays. In addition to these panels, the roof also has 12 solar air preheating... Read full project narrative >>

Henrietta Lacks Health & Bioscience High School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
11.00 - kilowatts

The Evergreen School District (ESD) has fully adopted and embraced sustainability throughout their campuses. 

As a Renewable School, Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 11-kilowatt PV system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided to the school has connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.... Read full project narrative >>

Heritage High School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.38 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.38-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and by leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The PV project is designed to demonstrate the benefits and opportunities created by renewable energy technology and provide a powerful learning tool for both students and the community. The project consists of a 14-module solar array. The modules are... Read full project narrative >>

La Center High School

Location:
La Center, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, La Center High School (LCHS) is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.02-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The PV system is part of the school's Sustainables Project, and will demonstrate the environmental and economic opportunity created by renewable energy technology. Through the project, LCHS hopes to introduce the community, students, staff and parents to the various opportunities... Read full project narrative >>

Sacajawea Elementary

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.48 - kilowatts

Nestled in a small Vancouver, Washington neighborhood, Sacajawea Elementary School is a part of a close-knit community with an incredibly diverse population. As a school, Sacajawea Elementary is committed to better understanding their relationship with their surrounding environment and to discover and teach ways that students, teachers and staff can improve their relationship with the natural world through environmental stewardship and responsible living. Their teachers are committed to helping students explore their role in the health of the planet through comprehensive environmental... Read full project narrative >>

Vancouver Water Resources Education Center

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

Visitors to Vancouver, Washington's Water Resources Education Center can find a world of information designed to inspire them to become better stewards of water resources. Teaching people of all ages how to wisely use this important, life-giving natural resource is what Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is all about.

Energy monitoring services provided to the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, Washington has connected the live performance data from their existing 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org.... Read full project narrative >>