This project funded by

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Location:
Seattle, WA
PV System Size:
6.12 - kilowatts
Technology Type:
About the School:

As a Renewable School, Our Lady of Guadalupe School is building a dedicated community of renewable educators through their new 6.12 kW photovoltaic (PV) system. BEF used funding from BPA to match funds raised by the school to complete the project. Solar 4R Schools provided educators with customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the curricula and live energy data available on Solar4RSchools.org. The interactive kiosk display serves as a community engagement tool to provide information about energy production and conservation using real-time solar data.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School support's BEF's broader renewable energy expansion goals due to its unique influence with a tight knit community of 700 households and its ability to serve as a model for Catholic communities throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. Our Lady of Guadalupe School has already been successful in promoting energy education and renewable energy demonstration as a core component of their student and community education mission.