Townsend K-12 School

Townsend, MT
  • As of 5:45pm MDT
  • Power
    5,860.0 W
  • Irradiance
    327.1 W/m2
  • Temperature
  • Lifetime
  • 190,983.0 kWh
    267,376.2 lbs of CO2 Avoided


NA at 12:00pm
64 °F/18 °C
NA at 12:00pm
Wind direction: N
Wind speed: 0 mph

System Specs

28.0 kW
180.0° from North

System Installer

  • Independent Power Systems
This week, Townsend K-12 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 Townsend School District solar project is producing electricity for the school while providing an educational real-life lab for its students, staff and community. The 27,720 watt photovoltaic system (27.72 kW PV) consists of 132 Kyocera® 210-watt panels which produce clean renewable energy for the school. Under full sun conditions, the system has the potential to light 1,540 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s). These 18 watt CFL’s replace 75 watt standard bulbs, saving energy. Real-time data is used in the interactive display to support our classroom curriculum. This provides students with an immediate perspective as they learn about energy production and conservation.
This project was made possible by generous contributions from NorthWestern Energy, Quick Start Stimulus, Montana Department of Natural Resources, Broadwater County, Cinnabar Foundation, Pacific Light & Power, Broadwater Community Foundation and School Lighting Rebates.