Evergreen Junior High School
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As the only solar-powered junior high school in the immediate Lake Washington School District at the time of its installation, Evergreen Junior High School in Redmond, Washington is a role model for neighboring schools of its kind as it strives to preserve high environmental standards.
As a Renewable School project, Evergreen Junior High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their on-site 12-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. At the time of its installation, the system was the largest of any school in the state of Washington. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided to the school has connects live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can now 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 from Solar 4R Schools™ as well as hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.