Molalla High School

Molalla, OR
  • As of 2:29pm PDT
  • Power
    Output
    6.0 W
  • Irradiance
    15.8 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    2,498.0°F
    Ambient
    46.5°F
  • Lifetime
  • 8,671.3 kWh
    12,139.8 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

NA at 1:27pm
38 °F/3 °C
NA at 1:27pm
Wind direction: NW
Wind speed: 1 mph

System Specs

1/1/2006
1.0 kW
40.0°
190.0° from North
This week, Molalla High 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

Dubbed “Pipa Y’ai” (“Sun for Man” in Molalla tribal dialect) the Molalla High School (Oregon) 1.1 kW solar-electric installation is the seventh Solar 4R Schools project to come from BEF’s collaboration with Portland General Electric and Energy Trust of Oregon. Using Molalla’s own system as a model, students are able to study various techniques for mounting residential photovoltaic systems. In addition, by creating a documentary film focused on the installation and operation of the project, the school’s Video Production class utilized the solar-electric system in an equally interesting way.