Toutle Lake High School

Toutle, WA
  • As of 8:03am PDT
  • Power
    Output
    75.0 W
  • Irradiance
    208.3 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    -148.0°F
    Ambient
    -148.0°F
  • Lifetime
  • 6,492.6 kWh
    9,089.6 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

A Few Clouds at 7:53am
52 °F/11 °C
A Few Clouds at 7:53am
Wind direction: N
Wind speed: 8 mph

System Specs

2/6/2008
1.0 kW
25.0°
316.0° from North
This week, Toutle Lake 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

Toutle Lake High School is the first high school in Cowlitz county to receive a solar panel courtesy of Cowlitz County PUD.

The 1.1-kilowatt solar-electric project is designed to do more than generate electricity. As a learning tool, the solar system introduces students to renewable energy technology and provides them with an opportunity to explore global energy issues in an interactive, hands-on way. The web-based data monitoring system that accompanies the installation allows students to monitor real-time system performance and to download historical data for presentation and analysis. An interactive touch-screen kiosk inside the school displays live system data and information about conservation and other renewable energy sources.

As a participant in the Solar 4R Schools program, Toutle Lake High School 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.