Breckenridge Elementary School

Breckenridge, CO
  • As of 3:26am MDT
  • Power
    Output
    318.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    0.0°F
    Ambient
    65.8°F
  • Lifetime
  • 8,455.4 kWh
    11,837.6 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

Fair at 3:16am
46 °F/8 °C
Fair at 3:16am
Wind direction: W
Wind speed: 8 mph

System Specs

9/1/2009
2.0 kW
36.0°
185.0° from North
6%

System Installer

  • Innovative Energy
This week, Breckenridge Elementary School generated Kilowatt-hours of electricity.From fossil-fueled sources, this amount of electricity would have emitted lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

This could power:

  • An electric toothbrush for
  • A 42" plasma-screen television for
  • A typical video game system for

Breckenridge Elementary received a 1.53-kilowatt solar electric system, installed on the school’s roof in November, as well as activity guides and science kits designed to teach about renewable energy technology as part of Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Solar 4R Schools Program. Through the year, the school’s solar array will provide enough electricity to power one classroom.

BEF and the Town of Breckenridge began its partnership in March 2008, when the town purchased 6,511 renewable energy certificates to offset the electrical energy consumption of its infrastructure. These carbon offsets replace traditional polluting sources of electricity with clean and sustainable wind energy. The certificates offset a total of 4,557.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide that otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere to accelerate climate change.

WhiteWave Foods, who also purchases renewable energy certificates from BEF, joined in the project with Summit Foundation and Copper Mountain Environmental Fund to provide funding.