This project funded by

Seattle City Light primary

Ballard High School

Grade Level:
Seattle, WA
PV System Size:
0.64 - kilowatts
Teacher Champion:
  • Robert Butler
Technology Type:
About the School:

The oldest continuously operating high school program in Seattle, Washington, Ballard High School installed a 0.64-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system onto the school in October 2003 through the support of its partner Seattle City Light.

The school extended its commitment to renewable energy in July 2008 when they became a recipient of a Renewable Classroom PLUS project from Solar 4R Schools™. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project award has transformed the school's PV system into an interactive classroom tool. Energy monitoring services and equipment has made the system's performance data available to classrooms nationwide via the Energy Exploration Center at

In 2008, educators within Ballard High School (as well as other surrounding schools) received a customized renewable energy teacher training, a set of hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula and complete access to the resources available on the website.