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CREST Center

Wilsonville, OR
PV System Size:
1.11 - kilowatts
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About the Project:

The Center for Research in Environmental Sciences & Technologies (CREST) is an environmental education center that engages students in hands-on, minds-on science, field research and community service. The Solar 4R Schools™ program was a natural fit for CREST, helping enhance educator's access to STEM classroom resources and renewable energy education training.

As a Renewable School, CREST is actively building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their on-site 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The data from CREST's PV system was made accessible to students and educators nationwide to analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.

In 2003, educators at CREST also received hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the website.