Port Townsend High School

Port Townsend, WA
  • As of 5:32am PDT
  • Power
    0.0 W
  • Irradiance
    1.4 W/m2
  • Temperature
  • Lifetime
  • 8,287.0 kWh
    11,601.8 lbs of CO2 Avoided


NA at 4:36am
59 °F/15 °C
NA at 4:36am
Wind direction: N
Wind speed: 0 mph

System Specs

1.0 kW
180.0° from North
This week, Port Townsend 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

In February 2008, Port Townsend High School became the first Olympic Peninsula school to participate in BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program, and the fifth such installation funded by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) since 2004.

Power Trip Energy, a general contractor specializing in the sale and installation of renewable energy systems, has four PTHS alumni on staff that applied for the Solar 4R Schools grant and installed the system on the school gym.

The 1.02-kilowatt solar-electric project does more than just generate electricity. As a learning tool, it introduces students to renewable energy technology and provides them with an opportunity to explore global energy issues in an interactive, hands-on way. An interactive touch-screen kiosk, centrally located in the school auditorium, displays live system data and information about conservation and other renewable energy sources.

PTHS students and teachers have committed to undertaking a variety of educational endeavors, including incorporating the Solar 4R Schools classroom exercises into the existing curriculum at the school, and creating a film that documents the installation and operation of the solar array.

The photo to the right was taken by Jan Boutilier.