Northwest Environmental Defense Center

The Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) is an independent nonprofit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.  NEDC provides legal support to individuals and organizations with environmental concerns, and engages in litigation, advocacy and educational efforts in support of its mission.  Located at Lewis and Clark Law School, NEDC also provides valuable hands-on environmental advocacy experience for students.

Sponsored Projects:

Beaverton Health and Science School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at the Beaverton Health and Science School is one of three similar PV systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides BSD with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the District about $30,000.00 each year in electricity costs. The system installed on the Beaverton Health and Science School roof is rated to produce... 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 >>

Elmonica Elementary School

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

The photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Elmonica Elementary School is one of three similar PV systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides BSD with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the District about $30,000.00 each year in electricity costs. The system installed on the Beaverton Health and Science School roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of... Read full project narrative >>

Gladstone Center for Children and Families

Location:
Gladstone, OR
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone Center for Children and Families is one of three similar PV systems installed on area buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides the Center with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the Center each year in electricity costs. The PV system installed on the roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Through the award of a... Read full project narrative >>

Gladstone High School

Location:
Gladstone, OR
Grade Level:
9th
PV System Size:
95.41 - kilowatts

The 95-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone High School is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed onto Gladstone area buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides the school with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the school each year in electricity costs.

The PV system installed on the school's roof is rated to produce about 95,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The system is... 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. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. 

As a Renewable School, Jackson Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, hosting a 159-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in... Read full project narrative >>

Kraxberger Middle School Project - Current Installation

Location:
Gladstone, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

The 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Kraxberger Middle School is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed in 2011. These projects were implemented through a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. The school will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years, saving the school in annual electricity costs. The PV system installed on the school roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

In... 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 >>

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 >>

Springville K-8

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

The 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Springville K-8 in Portland, Oregon is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. BSD will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years reducing purchases of... Read full project narrative >>