Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way Oregonians use and generate energy by promoting energy efficiency and clean renewable energy. Through its support of Solar 4R Schools, Energy Trust supports Oregon's clean energy future.

Sponsored Projects:

Arleta School - PGE

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

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 151.2 kW solar array (see live system performance... Read full project narrative >>

Atkinson K-8

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

Atkinson Elementary School in Portland, Oregon installed their 115.2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for their students, the district installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009. Notable in this project was the district's introduction of thin-film silicon solar cells on the roofs. Solar cell technology gives... Read full project narrative >>

Beaverton Resource Center

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

 The City of Beaverton added a 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system to the roof of its Resource Center to encourage residents to make the switch to green power. The PV installation was funded through an ongoing partnership between Portland General Electric, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. and BEF. 

 In addition to supplying clean electricity, the installation is also a valuable teaching tool thanks to the Solar 4R Schools program. Energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the... Read full project narrative >>

Bridlemile School - PGE

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

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 241.5 kW solar array (see live performance data)... Read full project narrative >>

Cleveland High School - Portland

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Cleveland High School was the eighth project to join the Solar 4R Schools™ program. It was one of four Portland metro area schools to receive a photovoltaic (PV) system installation supported by BEF, the Energy Trust of Oregon and Portland General Electric (PGE) during the first quarter of 2005.

As a Renewable School, Cleveland High School continues to demonstrate a commitment to bring hands-on renewable energy education to its classrooms. The school generates clean energy through the on-site 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided by Solar 4R Schools™. Like all Renewable... Read full project narrative >>

Creston K-8

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

Creston Elementary School installed an on-site photovoltaic (PV) system onto their building in July 2009, thanks to support from Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric and Energy Trust of Oregon. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for students, the district installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools™ has helped Creston extend their commitment to renewable energy education by... Read full project narrative >>

Da Vinci Middle School - Tracker

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Da Vinci Arts Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1.1-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 school's PV system was strategically installed into their "living garden," a complex system of plants and microorganisms that clean the school's rain runoff and kitchen wastewater. This placement allows Da Vinci students to demonstrate several sustainable... Read full project narrative >>

East Portland Community Center

Location:
Portland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
85.00 - kilowatts

The East Portland Community Center solar project was developed by a robust project team, including: Commercial Solar Ventures, Sentry Financial Corporation, the City of Portland Parks Department, BEF, EC Company and Gen Con, Inc. Financial contributors to the project include Portland General Electric, US Bank and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

The team's goal in developing this and future PV projects is to provide public entities like the City of Portland with a tool to develop on-site solar generation. Energy monitoring services provided by Solar 4R Schools™ has connected the real-... Read full project narrative >>

Five Oaks Middle School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th

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." Thanks to the support of Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon received a Renewable Classroom project from the Solar 4R Schools™ program in March 2009. Educators at the school received hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website. Read full project narrative >>

German American School of Portland

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

As a Renewable School, the German American School of Portland is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 7.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system (donated by SolarWorld USA) and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Under peak sun conditions, the 7.8-kilowatt system can generate enough electricity to light more than 560 compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Energy monitoring services and hardware provided to the school has connected the... Read full project narrative >>

H.B.Lee Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

H.B. Lee Middle School is the 10th project in BEF's Solar 4R Schools™ program, and one of four metro area schools to receive solar electric panels during the first quarter of 2005. As a Renewable School, H.B. Lee Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Energy monitoring awarded to the school initially connected the live performance data from their PV... Read full project narrative >>

Harvey Scott School

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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Harvey Scott Elementary School became the recipient of a 120-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) systems in July 2009. As part of Portland Public Schools' continuing effort to improve the learning environment for their students, the district also installed new roofs and seismically upgraded nine of their schools during the summer of 2009. 

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's... Read full project narrative >>

Hosford Middle School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
186.60 - kilowatts

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 186.6 kW solar array (see live performance... Read full project narrative >>

Jackson Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
159.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Jackson Middle School in Portland, Oregon joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2009.

As a Renewable School, Jackson Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 159-kilowatt photovoltaic (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... Read full project narrative >>

James John Elementary School - PGE

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

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 216.9 kW solar array (see live... Read full project narrative >>

Lane Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric, and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Lane Middle School in Portland, Oregon received a 6-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on... Read full project narrative >>

Laurelhurst School - PGE

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

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 108.9 kW solar array (see live performance data) installed on Laurelhurst school. By leveraging the... Read full project narrative >>

Lent School

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

Thanks to the generous support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Portland General Electric and Energy Trust of Oregon, a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was installed at Lent School in Portland, Oregon in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project has transformed the school's existing photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data... Read full project narrative >>

Lincoln High School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Thanks to the generous support of Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Lincoln High School joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2005. Lincoln High School, in the Portland School District, is the ninth project in BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program, and one of four metro area schools to receive solar electric panels during the first quarter of 2005.

As a Renewable School, Lincoln High is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the photovoltaic (PV)... Read full project narrative >>

Molalla High School

Location:
Molalla, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

The solar panels project at Molalla High School represents the first time the school will be able to generate electricity for its own use. As a Renewable School, Molalla High School in Molalla, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators. They generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic system, dubbed "Pipa Y'ai" ("Sun for Man" in Molalla tribal dialect), and leverage the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their... Read full project narrative >>

Pioneer Columbia

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
52.00 - kilowatts

Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon partnered to install a 52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was installed at Pioneer Holladay-Youngson School (formally Pioneer Columbia) in July 2009.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing PV system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment... Read full project narrative >>

Rosa Parks Elementary School

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

As a Renewable School, Rosa Parks Elementary in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The school, a model of efficient design, has received recognition as a LEED® Certified Green Building.

Rosa Parks' teachers will use the photovoltaic system to enhance their classes. Thanks to support from the Energy Trust of Oregon in 2006, educators within the school received a... Read full project narrative >>

Roseway Heights School

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

As a Renewable School, Roseway Heights School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 54-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2009, educators within the 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 Solar4RSchools.org website.

As part of Portland... Read full project narrative >>

Sellwood Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Sellwood Middle School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2009, educators within the 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 Solar4RSchools.org website. Energy... Read full project narrative >>

Skyline School - Wind

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

The wind turbine project at Skyline School represents the first time the school will be able to generate electricity for its own use. The raising of the wind turbine is also a first for Portland Public Schools. The turbine installation culminated in a renewable energy education event led by the Solar 4R Schools team, Skyline School teachers and volunteers. Students broke into teams to build and test their own wind turbines and measured the impact of blade size, shape and rotation. A slide presentation on solar and wind generation was also viewed during student assemblies that day. The... 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, which includes a ongoing, long-term restoration of Larson Creek and a campus garden that provides produce to a local food-share program. St... Read full project narrative >>

Sunnyside Environmental School

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

As a Renewable School, Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

 

As a learning tool, the system introduces students to renewable energy technology and provides an opportunity to explore energy issues in an interactive, hands-on way. In 2008, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy... Read full project narrative >>

Wilson High School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
267.60 - kilowatts

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 267.6 kW solar array (see live performance data... Read full project narrative >>