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Liberty High School

Grade Level:
Renton, WA
PV System Size:
2.02 - kilowatts
Teacher Champion:
  • Mark Buchli
Technology Type:
About the School:

Thanks to the generous support of Puget Sound Energy, Liberty High School received a 2.02-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation in August 2009. The system is mounted on a dual-axis tracker and Enphase microinverter technology, thanks to support from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, which allows the solar arrays to track the sun as it moves through the sky. 

As a Renewable School, Liberty High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded PV system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at 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 website.