William Thomas Middle School

American Falls, ID
  • As of 6:01am MDT
  • Power
    Output
    852.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    43.9°F
    Ambient
    25.2°F
  • Lifetime
  • 7,981.8 kWh
    11,174.5 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

NA at 5:20am
49 °F/9 °C
NA at 5:20am
Wind direction: SW
Wind speed: 8 mph

System Specs

1/1/2005
1.0 kW
50.0°
178.0° from North
0%
This week, William Thomas Middle 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

One of five Idaho schools awarded a Solar 4R Schools photovoltaic (PV) in 2007, William Thomas Middle School, is one of the first buildings visible on the drive into American Falls from Interstate 86. Their 1.1 kilowatt PV system is positioned on its south side facing the town's main thoroughfare, Bannock Avenue. Although the system offsets a portion of the school's electricity bills, its primary focus is education. Using the Solar 4R Schools curriculum and data from the PV system, teachers bring the science of solar power right into their classrooms.