Schools in Idaho Power Service Territory
Solar 4R Schools™ aims to inspire a new generation of clean energy leaders with the insight and innovative thinking necessary to solve our most pressing energy challenges. Solar 4R Schools is administered by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). Through contributions to its Green Power Program, Idaho Power awards up to two projects per year to schools located within its service area. Thanks to Idaho Power Company’s Green Power Program participants for supporting the Solar 4R Schools program. There are currently 17 projects in Idaho Power’s service area. Learn more at www.idahopower.com/greenpower.
Idaho Power projects fall under the Renewable School offering and include teacher training, science kit materials and the installation of a small-scale demonstration photovoltaic (PV) system at your school with data monitoring. Typical photovoltaic systems installed have ranged from 1 to 4 KW, depending on local cost variables. Although applicant match is not required, it can be used to increase the system size beyond the awarded size.
Solar 4R Schools™ does not provide cash grants. Rather, Solar 4R Schools™ provides selected schools with full-service support for the project for teacher professional development training and resources, ongoing content/technical support and BEF project procurement and management of the installation of a demonstration-scale PV system.
Before You Apply
Please review the information below and in the application form to understand how these projects are selected, the requirements for school participation and what to expect should you receive support for your project. All applicants and project host sites are expected and assumed to be in compliance with all laws, including equal opportunity and environmental laws.
Solar 4R Schools™ currently accepts applications in Idaho Power's service serritory for teacher-led projects at K-12 schools or educational facilities that meet the following criteria
Idaho Power Renewable School Eligibility Criteria
APPLICATION SUBMITTAL AND DEADLINES
Solar 4R Schools™ accepts Renewable School project applications on behalf of Idaho Power on an ongoing basis from educational facilities meeting the above eligibility requirements. Applications are only accepted online; paper applications will not be considered. Solar 4R Schools™ support is provided to eligible schools as funding becomes available. Decisions are tied to the designated application review as indicated below (Deadlines and Notifications). At the end of each review period, all applicants will be informed of the status of their application. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.
We will accept applications anytime - the deadlines for fall and spring consideration are:
April 1st & October 1st
Idaho Power will review applications in fall and spring, and will notify schools shortly after each deadline.