Sacajawea Elementary

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.48 - kilowatts

Nestled in a small Vancouver, Washington neighborhood, Sacajawea Elementary School is a part of a close-knit community with an incredibly diverse population. As a school, Sacajawea Elementary is committed to better understanding their relationship with their surrounding environment and to discover and teach ways that students, teachers and staff can improve their relationship with the natural world through environmental stewardship and responsible living. Their teachers are committed to helping students explore their role in the health of the planet through comprehensive environmental... Read full project narrative >>

Lyle Secondary School

Location:
Lyle, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.36 - kilowatts

Lyle is a small, rural school district located in the Columbia River Gorge. In 2014, BEF used funding from Bonneville Power Administration to provide a Renewable School package to Lyle Secondary School. 

As a new Renewable School, Lyle High School’s teachers and students are generating clean energy with their newly installed, pole-mounted 6.36-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system. In addition, the school is utilizing live performance data from this system to generate hands-on classroom activities that educate students about renewable energy, science and engineering. Solar 4R Schools... Read full project narrative >>

Tri Tech Skills Center

Location:
Kennewick, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.12 - kilowatts

Tri-Tech Skills Center is a career and technical education (CTE) training center for high school students. The center is a cooperative of the seven local public schools in the Tri-Cities area of southeast Washington. The facility has undergone a lighting refit to more efficient lighting, a power conversion upgrade and HVAC upgrade to include variable speed controls on HVAC fans, and follows LEED specifications in upgrades and improvements.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the... Read full project narrative >>

Key Peninsula Civic Center

Location:
Vaughn, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.86 - kilowatts

Key Peninsula Civic Center installed a 4.86-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system to offset the energy costs involved with operating the Center. Energy monitoring provided by Solar 4R Schools connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators in the surrounding Peninsula School district as well as site visitors nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes. Read full project narrative >>

Crow Middle High School

Location:
Eugene, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
11.34 - kilowatts

Crow Middle High School is part of the small, rural Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District comprised of 300 students. Crow’s student body and staff are enthusiastic supporters of sustainability, actively recycling paper, cans, cardboard and plastic. The school also converts cafeteria waste into compost for the school garden. Science students participate in local solar car derby races and have pursued a solar demonstration project for several years.

BEF used funding from Bonneville Power Administration to establish a new Renewable School project at Crow Middle High School in 2014. As... Read full project narrative >>

Notus Junior Senior High School

Location:
Notus, ID
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.77 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Idaho Power's voluntary Green Power Program, Notus Jr. Sr. High School joined the Solar 4R Schools program in 2013.

As a Renewable School, Notus Jr. Sr. High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 4.77-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The system was installed onto the roof of the Technical Education Building and consists of eighteen 265-Watt Solarworld mono-... Read full project narrative >>

NOLS Pacific Northwest

Location:
Conway, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.54 - kilowatts

NOLS Pacific Northwest is one of nine branch schools of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). The mission of NOLS is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Founded in 1965, one of their primary objectives is to broaden their students' environmental awareness and practices. NOLS instituted a comprehensive Sustainability Initiative to increase staff and student environmental awareness and significantly reduce their school-wide environmental footprint. All nine branch schools are taking active steps to reduce... Read full project narrative >>

SOU - Stevenson Union

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

In 2013, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University installed a 31.59-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Stevenson Union. The power generated reduces the university's utility bills, works to displace fossil fuel-based electricity from the power grid and helps protect local air quality.

Energy monitoring services provided to the university by the Solar 4R Schools program connected live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data... Read full project narrative >>

Orcas Island Montessori

Location:
Eastsound, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.72 - kilowatts

As a Solar 4R Schools Renewable School, Orcas Montessori School on Orcas Island, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators and generating clean energy with the installation of a new 9.72-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system. This system will reduce energy costs for the school and will provide a valuable interactive energy education resource for teachers and students.

In 2013, educators within the school received a custom package of renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials and complete access to the wealth of educational... Read full project narrative >>

Anacortes High School

Location:
Anacortes, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Kirsten Woodsmith's 2008 senior project involved forming a committee of adult volunteers to install a photovoltaic (PV) system at Anacortes High School. Even after she graduated and moved on to college, her well-written grant proposal was used by the committee to pursue local funding. The Northwest Clean Air Agency provided the majority of the financial support for the PV system itself, while community members (led by Eric Shen), teachers and students carried out the design and installation process in the summer of 2009.

Following the completion

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