Gladstone High School
- As of 7:12am PDT
435,762.0 kWh610,066.8 lbs of CO2 Avoided
- System Size: 95.41 kW
- Array 1 - Tilt: 20º Angle: 155º
- Array 2 - Tilt: 20º Angle: 188º
- Module: (406) REC 235W Poly
- Inverters: (10) SMA Sunny Boy 8000-US
This system is made of two distinct arrays at two different angles to match campus building layouts. The first array is slightly east of true south and the second array is slightly west of true south.
This could power:
- An electric toothbrush for
- A 42" plasma-screen television for
- A typical video game system for
The solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone High School is one of three similar renewable energy systems installed on Gladstone area buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership with the solar panels funded and installed by private energy investors and the schools providing roof space. GSD will benefit from free solar power generated by these PV systems for 15 years reducing purchases of electricity from PGE and saving the District each year in electricity costs. The PV system installed on this roof is rated to produce about 95,000 kWh of electricity per year under our sun and weather conditions. In addition, educational materials and data from the PV system is available to all District teachers for classroom work with students.
The system is broken up into two arrays. There are 322 photovoltaic modules installed on the Auditorium and Science Wing and 84 modules on the Advanced Technology Center. Both arrays have the same tilt angle, but they they are oriented in slightly different directions. The first array is set at 155 degrees toward southeast while the second is set at 188 degrees toward southwest.