Griffin Elementary School

Olympia, WA
  • As of 12:25am PDT
  • Power
    0.0 W
  • Irradiance
    52.2 W/m2
  • Temperature
  • Lifetime
  • 2,117.8 kWh
    2,964.9 lbs of CO2 Avoided


Mostly Cloudy at 11:53pm
65 °F/18 °C
Mostly Cloudy at 11:53pm
Wind direction: SW
Wind speed: 6 mph

System Specs

2.0 kW
180.0° from North
This week, Griffin 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

The Griffin School District Solar Project was developed in collaboration with South Sound Solar, Inc., Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and Puget Sound Energy. The 6 REC 215 panels feed a PV Powered 1100 watt inverter that synchronizes with the three phase commercial power that feeds the school. The unique structure uses the panels themselves as the roof, and the surrounding landscape allows for easy access.

The electricity production of the array and weather data will be fully monitored as part of a curriculum to educate students about solar energy. Students will be able to compare their solar panels’ output directly to outdoor air temperature and how much sun hits the panels.

The electricity the system produces will provide electricity directly for the school, as well as save the school money.