Capital High School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

The largest of five Idaho schools to be designated a Renewable School project in 2007, Capital High School has more than 1,300 students, thereby providing an exceptional opportunity to expose a broad audience to the science and benefits of solar power technology.

Thanks to the project resources provided by Solar 4R Schools™, the school has the tools to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, to generate clean energy through their on-site 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and leverage the system's performance data as an interactive educational tool to bring... Read full project narrative >>

Payette High School

Location:
Payette, ID
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Payette High School located in rural western Idaho is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Sustainable energy education is included in the school’s physical science, biology, technology and environmental science classes. As part of their project in 2005, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit... Read full project narrative >>

Eagle Middle School

Location:
Eagle, ID
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Eagle Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2005, educators within Eagle Middle School received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.

The PV system... Read full project narrative >>

Wood River High School

Location:
Hailey, ID
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's live performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Wood River High School was one of five Idaho schools awarded a Solar 4R Schools project from Idaho Power in 2007. Their PV system is positioned for maximum sun exposure on the southern... Read full project narrative >>

William Thomas Middle School

Location:
American Falls, ID
Grade Level:
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, William Thomas Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

William Thomas Middle School is one of the first buildings visible on the drive into American Falls from Interstate 86, and the PV system installation is positioned on its south side facing the town's main thoroughfare, Bannock Avenue. Although the system provides for a portion of the... Read full project narrative >>

Center for Families

Location:
Madison, WI
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

 The Center for Families, a Madison, Wisconsin organization that prevents child abuse by strengthening families, hosts the third Renewable School project sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. The project began During the 2004 Vote for Change tour, when artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band discussed ways in which they could highlight important global issues and simultaneously provide support to local organizations already working hard to promote... Read full project narrative >>

Seattle University Student Center

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

Seattle University's photovoltaic (PV) system installation in 2005 was a joint effort between seniors in the School of Science and Engineering and the facilities department. The students determined the best location for the solar panels, sized the system, designed the mounting system and electrical connections, and provided engineering support to facilities staff who installed the system.

The installation consists of a roof-mounted, south wall- and pole-mounted arrays. The solar modules mounted on the Student Center's roof are visible to students living in a residence hall and an... Read full project narrative >>

Seattle Federal Courthouse

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.00 - kilowatts

Installed in September 2004, this 1500-watt photovoltaic array is the result of a unique partnership of governmental agencies and educational institutions. Seattle City Light joined with the U.S. Department of Energy, General Services Administration, and the Washington State University Energy Program in a collaborative effort to bring the first showcase solar project to the downtown Seattle core at that time. As the first project on a high-rise building in our region, this project demonstrates the adaptability of new solar technology in a large Northwest commercial setting. 

 Solar... Read full project narrative >>

Woodland Park Zoo - Discovery Barn

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Woodland Park Zoo's "Family Farm" is no longer just a place for kids to pet goats, sheep and miniature horses. The zoo now teaches families about the wonders of solar energy, a project spearheaded by Seattle Green Power. Contributions to Green Power enabled City Light to fund the installation of a 1.2 kW solar system that helps power the Family Farm's Discovery Barn. It houses work space for Zoo Corps, a program that helps prepare teens for careers in zoology and other environmental sciences; kids classes like "The Spin on Spiders;" a crafts and play area for toddlers; an interactive video... Read full project narrative >>

UW - Mechanical Engineering Building

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.00 - kilowatts

In 2002, three University of Washington (UW) students evaluated the feasibility of using solar to generate electricity on the UW campus. They surveyed campus facilities for potential solar sites and explored opportunities for funding. While the student team concluded the cost of PV was still not competitive with conventional energy sources, they recommended the formation of a student organization and small-scale demonstrations to educate the campus community, encourage further research, and advocate for a more energy independent and green-powered university.

In 2003, Mechanical... Read full project narrative >>

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