Riverstone Community School

Boise, ID
  • As of 9:11am MDT
  • Power
    Output
    593.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    115.0°F
    Ambient
    89.8°F
  • Lifetime
  • 9,149.8 kWh
    12,809.7 lbs of CO2 Avoided

System Specs

11/9/2007
1.0 kW
45.0°
180.0° from North

System Installer

  • Solar Cascade
This week, Riverstone Community 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 Solar 4R Schools 1.1-kilowatt solar installation at Riverstone International School fits right in with the progressive day school’s focus on academic excellence, outdoor education and environmental awareness. The solar electric system adds a hand’s-on element to the fifth grade students’ solar fair, where students build solar ovens, model solar homes and mini-photovoltaic cells. In addition, the system was the impetus for the school’s global warming project that compares solar energy generation under different types and different percentages of cloud cover. Riverstone’s environmental education committee works to enhance the school’s offerings on an ongoing basis.