Snohomish County PUD

Snohomish County Public Utility District’s Planet Power program provided funding for this project. The PUD supplies electricity and water service to one of the fastest growing counties in the Pacific Northwest.  PUD programs include low interest loans and cash rebates for residential home weatherization, rebates for efficient appliances and discounted compact fluorescent lights. In spring 2009, the PUD will launch a solar program, including loans and incentives for both photovoltaic and solar water heat systems.


The utility is also at the forefront of tidal and geothermal energy research. Additional PUD energy comes from renewable hydroelectric sources, co-generation projects fueled by biogas and biomass and wind energy. The Planet Power program provides all PUD customers the voluntary option of supporting the development of even more new renewable energy generation resources.

Sponsored Projects:

Brightwater Center

Location:
Woodinville, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.20 - kilowatts

Brightwater's Environmental Education and Community Center is a US Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum Certified energy efficient structure that hosts comprehensive environmental programs for the surrounding Woodinville, Washington community. These programs develop a citizen's knowledge of the goods and services needed to foster and sustain a healthy environment.

The Center's 3.2-kilowatt Silicon Energy array (composed solely of Washington State-made solar panels and equipment) coupled with Solar 4R Schools touchscreen kiosk is... Read full project narrative >>

Carl Gipson Senior Center

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.92 - kilowatts

The Carl Gipson Senior Center is operated by the City of Everett, Washington, and offers membership services to adults 50 years of age and older.

The installation of a 3.92-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system onto the Center reflects a commitment to renewable energy and sustainable living by the City of Everett and the Snohomish County PUD. The system's solar panels are visible to downtown Everett traffic, helping highlight the Center's commitment to serve the needs of seniors by offering a method to conserve energy.

Energy monitoring services provided by Solar 4R... Read full project narrative >>

Cedar Wood Elementary School

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

Cedar Wood Elementary is located in southern Mill Creek, Washington in an area of commercial and residential development. As a Renewable School, Cedar Wood Elementary School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 2-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 on-site PV system provided by Solar 4R Schools™ is a great complement to the Everett Public School District's science curriculum. Installed... Read full project narrative >>

Edmonds Community College

Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.34 - kilowatts

In 2011, Snohomish County PUD worked with BEF to install a 2.34-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in front of Snoqualmie Hall at the Edmonds Community College campus in Lynwood, Washington. This PV system is installed as an outdoor covered picnic shelter built by Sun Storage of Enterprise, Oregon. The system uses transparent PV modules designed and developed by Sanyo's Salem, Oregon facility. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided by Solar 4R Schools™ to Edmonds Community College made real-time performance data from their PV system accessible to the community. Students and... Read full project narrative >>

Everett Christian School

Location:
Everett, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th

"Since 1926, Everett Christian School has been a school that seeks to meaningfully engage our students in the community that we are a part of, preparing students to be productive servants in this world."  In 2009, Everett Christian School received renewable classroom materials and a teacher training through a grant from Snohomish County PUD's Planet Power program. Read full project narrative >>

Future of Flight

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.00 - kilowatts

The solar-electric project at FUTURE OF FLIGHT represents the commitment of the Aviation Center and the utility to sustainability. This installation brings renewable energy, once a futuristic dream, into the daily lives of staff and visitors. The modules are installed on the covered walkway to the observation deck reached by the stairs or elevator in the main entry area. The structure was fabricated in Washington and the modules were also installed by a local electrical contractor, bringing the jobs of the future to our local economy. Read full project narrative >>

Lake Stevens High School

Location:
Lake Stevens, WA
Grade Level:
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Lake Stevens High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 5-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 connected live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.

Educators... Read full project narrative >>

Lynnwood High School

Location:
Martha Lake, WA
Grade Level:
9th

Lynnwood High School (LHS) is a comprehensive public high school serving grades 9-12. One of their school-wide initiatives is to encourage students to be stewards of their local and global environment. Students in 9th grade at LHS take an introductory science course called Integrated Physical Science. This course teaches students about energy transfers and transformation, energy resources both renewable and non renewable, and how energy usage affects our... Read full project narrative >>

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center

Location:
Mountlake, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

The Mountlake Terrace Transit Center was designed to incorporate a number of environmentally friendly features, including a 32-panel photovoltaic (PV) system installation, which generates electricity for the regional power grid. The panels generate enough electricity annually to power an average area home for nearly six months. 

Thanks to generous support from Snohomish County PUD, energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the time of the project. A touchscreen kiosk placed... Read full project narrative >>

Mukilteo City Hall

Location:
Mukilteo, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.72 - kilowatts

The Mukilteo City Hall is a LEED® Gold certified facility. The energy efficient features and environmental aspects of the building are numerous and therefore the solar installation will provide a meaningful contribution to the electricity load. The building is open to the public and is regularly visited by the public, contractors, consultants and other government personnel. The building has a south facing standing seam roof with near 100% solar access.

In September 2009, the city installed a 2.72-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. Thanks to the generous support of... Read full project narrative >>

Northwest Stream Center

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

The Northwest Stream Center had several goals in initiating the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system onto their facility. First, was to reduce the Adopt-a-Stream Foundation's use of hydropower-generated electricity. Thanks to funding provided by the Snohomish County PUD's Planet Power program, they achieved this goal by installing an easily-expandable 2-kilowatt PV system system and initiating a fundraising effort to expand that system up to 80-kilowatts. The system is intended to reduce monthly electric bills by providing power to the Trout Stream Exhibit while demonstrating how the... Read full project narrative >>

Sky Valley Education Center

Location:
Monroe, WA

Sky Valley Education Center (SVEC), an alternative K-12 public school, is the second largest school in the Monroe School District with 800 students (400 families) from throughout Snohomish County Washington. Their program is based on parent engagement as co-educators and offers a unique opportunity for educating both students and adults within the community. The school offers a wide range of innovative educational programs focused on technology, environmental science, and... Read full project narrative >>

Skyview Junior High School

Location:
Bothell, WA
Grade Level:
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.45 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Skyview Junior High School in Bothell, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3.45-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 PV system installation is the next step in the growing suite of environmental sustainability programs at Skyview. These projects include a 5.5-acre Outdoor Environmental Learning Center with wetlands and forested trails built by students and... Read full project narrative >>

Snohomish High School

Location:
Snohomish, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Snohomish High School 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.

The PV system was installed in the greenhouse and horticulture facility of the school campus. Its proximity to the football field and the horticulture department's existing outreach programs will engage the community about the school's commitment to renewable energy. The Career... Read full project narrative >>

SnoPUD Headquarters

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
10.00 - kilowatts

As part of a series of initiatives to promote solar energy in the community, the Snohomish County PUD installed one of the county’s largest photovoltaic (PV) systems (as of July 2009) at its Everett, Washington headquarters. As part of a series of initiatives to promote solar energy in the community, the Snohomish County PUD installed one of the County’s largest solar photovoltaic systems at its Everett headquarters in 2009. The 10-kilowatt system will produce nearly enough energy for an average PUD customer’s home. A total of 54 photovoltaic modules were installed on the south side... Read full project narrative >>

Stanwood High School

Location:
Stanwood, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Stanwood High School in Washington state is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The PV system installed on the Stanwood agriculture department grounds serves as a solar demonstration project and aligns well with the school's watershed/fisheries restoration education program. The school has an active aquaculture program that releases salmon fry into the river within the adjacent Indian... Read full project narrative >>

The Clearwater School

Location:
Bothell, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.00 - kilowatts

Located in Bothell, Washington, the Clearwater School was founded in 1996 and has been a Washington State certified private school since 1999. The school is a nonprofit 501(c)(3 organization that serves children ages 4-19 as a K-12 school. The educational experience at Clearwater provides a unique continuity for students who are able to begin kindergarten in the same school that they achieve their high school diploma.

As a Renewable School, Clearwater is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their photovoltaic (PV) system, and... Read full project narrative >>

Trinity Lutheran College

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.52 - kilowatts

The 2.52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Trinity Lutheran College in 2010 reflects the school’s commitment to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about renewable sources of power. The system is a major element of their Rooftop Garden and Children’s Play Area.

The photovoltaic (PV) system features a single 2.52-kilowatt array of 12 Evergreen 210-watt PV modules. Under full sun conditions, the system could light more than 175 compact fluorescent lights. Over a year, it will produce more than 2,500 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy.

... Read full project narrative >>

Woodside Elementary

Location:
Bothell, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th

Woodside is a K-5 school with a diverse population of 650 students. Twenty different languages are represented by students at Woodside. 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 within Woodside Elementary School in Bothell, Washington 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 >>