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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Hosford Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.00 - kilowatts

MLS WORKS, the sustainability arm of Major League Soccer, became a Solar 4R Schools program partner in 2013. In partnership with its sponsor Continental Tire, MLS WORKS collaborated with the Solar 4R Schools team identify and provide a Renewable School project to Hosford Middle School.

As a Renewable School, Hosford Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.... Read full project narrative >>

Jason Lee Elementary School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.08 - kilowatts

Through generous funding by ecological charity concert series Ecopalooza; Gunderson, a Greenbrier Company; and Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy program, Jason Lee School in Portland, Oregon can now bring renewable energy topics to life in their classrooms. As a Renewable School, Jason Lee Elementary School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 3.08-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized... Read full project narrative >>

Bandon City Offices

Location:
Bandon, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.50 - kilowatts

In 2013, the City of Bandon, Oregon installed a 7.5-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system onto a covered parking structure at their city offices. Energy monitoring services and equipment provided to the City by Solar 4R Schools in order to connect real-time performance data from their existing PV system and a nearby electric vehicle charging station to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. This project underscores the City's commitment to sustainability, community engagement and education.

At Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), we believe addressing the planet’... Read full project narrative >>

Paisley School

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

As a Renewable School, Paisley School in Paisley, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.3-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the PV system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. With an average of 5.12 peak sun hours a day, Paisley, Oregon is one of the most solar resource intensive areas of the state.

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

Tillamook PUD Headquarters

Location:
Tillamook, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

In 2012, the Tillamook PUD installed a 6-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at their main office in Tillamook, Oregon. This system is visible to the public and will be available as an educational tool. The system is comprised of all Oregon-made products; the SolarWorld PV modules were made in Hillsboro, the PV Powered DC-AC power inverter made in La Pine, and the SunStorage parking shelter made in Enterprise. These products could all be part of a residential or business installation and have been installed to model all PUD code requirements.

Energy monitoring services provided to the... Read full project narrative >>

Henrietta Lacks Health & Bioscience High School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
11.00 - kilowatts

The Evergreen School District (ESD) has fully adopted and embraced sustainability throughout their campuses. 

As a Renewable School, Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 11-kilowatt PV system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided to the school has connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.... Read full project narrative >>

Orlo Vista Elementary School

Location:
Orlando, FL
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

Orlo Vista Elementary School’s 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was unveiled on August 6th, 2005 during the Hands-On PV Workshop for Women at the American Solar Energy Society’s 2005 Solar World Congress. The installation was made possible by funding provided by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project, a national effort to raise awareness of the environmental impact of our energy choices by artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band.

Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy... Read full project narrative >>

Barnard Elementary School

Location:
Washington DC, MD
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

In September of 2006, Barnard Elementary School became one of six beneficiaries of photovoltaic (PV) system projects sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. The 1.1-kilowatt PV system installed at the school was part of a national effort by artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band to raise public awareness of the environmental impact of our energy choices. ... Read full project narrative >>

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