Laurelhurst School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
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8th
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PV System Size:
108.90 - kilowatts

In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the rooftops of six schools including a 108.9 kW solar array (see live performance data) installed on Laurelhurst school. By leveraging the BEF Solar 4R... Read full project narrative >>

Orcas Island Community Solar

Location:
Eastsound, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
11.40 - kilowatts

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnered with Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015. This exciting community solar project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools, reducing their electricity bills, and provide renewable energy education for our students. Participants receive... Read full project narrative >>

Beaverton Library

Beaverton Library
Location:
Beaverton, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
17.60 - kilowatts

In 2009, the City of Beaverton received $914,900 in federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Of this funding, $125,242 was used to install solar panels on the roof of the Beaverton City Library.

The Library completed a series of energy efficiency retrofits and installed a 17.6 kilowatt solar array on the roof. The new solar array is estimated to provide the city with more than $7,000 annually from the power it produces. The system provides over 19,000 kilowatt-hours of power and keeps 29... Read full project narrative >>

Maple Hill Farm

Location:
Hallowell, ME
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
13.00 - kilowatts

After installing a 10-kilowatt wind turbine in 2003, Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center went solar in a big way at the end of 2006 with the installation of a large photovoltaic (PV) system and solar hot water array, the largest in Maine at the time. 

 
Energy monitoring provided to the school by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes. ... Read full project narrative >>

KIPP LA - College Prepartory School

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Grade Level:
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.20 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, KIPP LA College Preparatory School in Los Angeles, California is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The project at KIPP LA represents the commitment of Major League Soccer (MLS WORKS) and Continental Tire to give back to the east Los Angeles community and the environment. In 2011, these funding partners came together with Solar 4R Schools to provide a... Read full project narrative >>

Nez Perce Tribal Fish Hatchery

Location:
Juliaetta, ID
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
10.00 - kilowatts

In February 2015 the Nez Perce Tribe completed a 10kW PV demonstration system at the Tribal Hatchery Complex in Juliaetta, Idaho. As a Renewable Facility, this project will function as an ongoing community education tool by teachers in four area school districts to supplement sustainability education for students throughout the Nez Perce region.



Solar 4R Schools provided a renewable energy teacher training workshop to area teachers along with customized, durable science kits for four school districts valued at approximately $12,000. Teachers at each participating school... Read full project narrative >>

Holiday Apartments

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

Seattle City Light has teamed up with affordable housing provider Capitol Hill Housing (CHH), for its fourth Community Solar project. Capitol Hill Housing helps people of limited means to have a home by providing secure, affordable apartments to more than 1,700 of our neighbors across the city. The system is on the roof of a 30-unit apartment building located in the heart of Capitol Hill. Although owned and... Read full project narrative >>

West Valley Junior High

Location:
Yakima, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.72 - kilowatts

In the fall of 2014 a 9.72kW solar installation was completed at Yakima's West Valley Junior High. This project was made possible by financial support from Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program and project design and oversight by Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Renewable Energy Group. Seattle solar experts at Northwest Wind and Solar completed the physical installation, interconnection, and permitting. The solar array will help offset the school's energy usage and the live energy and weather data can be used in the classroom.

BEF's Solar 4R Schools program will provide teacher... Read full project narrative >>

Funhouse Commons

Location:
Eastsound, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
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5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
12.00 - kilowatts

Located in Eastsound, WA, on Orcas Island, The Funhouse Commons was founded by local activists in the spring of 1999. The Funhouse is a youth-oriented community center that fosters educational play with hands-on science exhibits, computer-based labs, and art and entertainment facilities. The Funhouse also provides many important social services aimed at the most vulnerable children in the community. The facility was designed to be a hands-on children's science museum. Science and sustainability topics are core to education programs at the Funhouse. Each year, Funhouse Commons hosts an... Read full project narrative >>

SOU - McLoughlin Residence Hall

Location:
Ashland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
73.70 - kilowatts

In 2014 Southern Oregon University installed a 73.7 kW solar electric system at the McLoughlin Residence Hall and an 82.5kW system at nearby Shasta Residence Hall. These solar arrays were made possible with funding support from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. These are the fourth and fifth major solar installations at SOU, following a 32.5kW system at the Stevenson Union and 56kW at the Higher Education Center in Medford, Oregon. The power generated by these systems offsets the university's utility bills, reduces the school's carbon footprint, and helps protect local air quality... Read full project narrative >>

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