Salem Electric

Salem Electric was founded in 1938 and energized April 24, 1941, serving 17 residential and 5 general service members in the city of West Salem in Polk County, Oregon.  A non-profit cooperative corporation owned by its members, Salem Electric is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.  

Sponsored Projects:

West Salem High School - Solar

Location:
Salem, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.80 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, West Salem High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The school opened its doors in the fall of 2002 and the design incorporates many energy efficient and environmentally friendly architectural features.

In 2006, Educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and... Read full project narrative >>

West Salem High School - Wind

Location:
Salem, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.80 - kilowatts

West Salem High School was just the second school to join the Solar 4R Schools program, installing a 2.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in 2002. In April 2008, West Salem continued its renewable-energy trailblazing. With generous funding support from Salem Electric, the school built a wind turbine on its campus rated at 1.8-kilowatts with a peak output of 2.4-kilowatts. To augment the benefit of West Salem's wind project, BEF provided data monitoring hardware and provided teachers with additional learning tools that illustrate the benefits of wind energy.

Energy monitoring... Read full project narrative >>