Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in 78 schools, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest.

PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are supported by teachers, families, community members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions, including Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Oregon.

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 data) installed on Arleta School. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R Schools program, teachers at... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Atkinson School became the host of a 115.2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed 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) installed on Bridlemile School. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R Schools program, teachers at... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Creston K-8 School became the host of a 27-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools helped Creston extend their commitment to renewable energy education by transforming their PV system into an interactive classroom tool for educators and students throughout their district. Energy monitoring services and equipment provided... Read full project narrative >>

Da Vinci High Performance Classroom

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

The Da Vinci High Performance Music Classroom is a revolutionary, LEED® Platinum Certified building in Portland, Oregon that showcases the latest innovations in green construction. As a Renewable School, Da Vinci is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators to help inspire the next generation of clean energy leaders.

More than one hundred fifty 32-Watt Solar Save tiles made by Open Energy are integrated into the roof and wired to an inverter on the building. When combined with a smaller, stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) system already located at the site, these two... 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 >>

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 host of a 120-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others.

The Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools helped the school extend their commitment to renewable energy education by transforming their PV system into an interactive classroom tool for educators and students throughout their district. Energy monitoring services and equipment... Read full project narrative >>

Hosford Middle School

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

MLS WORKS, the sustainability arm of Major League Soccer, became a Solar 4R Schools program partner in 2013. In partnership with its sponsor Continental Tire, MLS WORKS collaborated with the Solar 4R Schools team identify and provide a Renewable School project to Hosford Middle School.

As a Renewable School, Hosford Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.... 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 data) installed on Hosford Middle School. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R Schools program, teachers at... 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 >>

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 performance data) installed on James John Elementary School. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R Schools program,... Read full project narrative >>

Jason Lee Elementary School

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

Through generous funding by ecological charity concert series Ecopalooza; Gunderson, a Greenbrier Company; and Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy program, Jason Lee School in Portland, Oregon can now bring renewable energy topics to life in their classrooms. As a Renewable School, Jason Lee Elementary School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3.08-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized... Read full project narrative >>

Lane Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
60.00 - 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 became the host for a 70-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool.

Educators within the... 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 BEF Solar 4R Schools program, teachers at... 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 support of Gerding Edlen, Portland General Electric and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Lent School became the host of a 100-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project has transformed the photovoltaic (PV) system into an interactive classroom tool. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data from their PV... 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 >>

Pioneer Columbia

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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen Sustainable Solutions, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Pioneer Holladay-Youngson School (formally Pioneer Columbia) became the host of a 52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the PV system into an interactive classroom tool. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized... 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

Thanks to the support of Gerding Edlen, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon, Roseway Heights School became the host of a 54-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in July 2009. Under the arrangement, the school will generate renewable energy that will be sold to others. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided by Solar 4R Schools has transformed the PV system into an interactive classroom tool for the entire Portland Public Schools district. Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to Roseway... 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 >>

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 >>

The International School

setting up solar circuits
Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
5th
Technology Type:

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 summer 2017, fifth grade teachers participated in a day long renewable energy professional development workshop in the Learners Hall at The International School
... 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) installed on Wilson High School. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R Schools program, teachers at... Read full project narrative >>