Breckenridge Elementary School
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As a Renewable School, Breckenridge Elementary strives to build a community of renewable energy educators to help inspire the next generation of clean energy leaders.
The school is generating clean energy through the 1.53-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided as part of their Renewable School project, and they are leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.
Throughout the year, the school's PV system provides enough electricity to power a single classroom. Energy monitoring services provided by Solar 4R Schools has made the live performance data from their PV system available in the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.
In 2009, educators within the school 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 Solar4RSchools.org website.