Darrington Middle-High School

Location:
Darrington, WA
Grade Level:
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.84 - kilowatts

The Science Club at Darrington Middle School has had a longstanding interest in public service and community education, with emphasis on air quality and environmentally responsible energy production. The Science Club led several initiatives on campus and within their community including initiating aluminum recycling, participating in solar car races at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, and several field trips to learn more about regional power generation and renewable energy technologies.

As a Solar 4R Schools™ Renewable School project, educators within Darrington Middle... Read full project narrative >>

Pacific Lutheran University

Location:
Parkland, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Parkland Light and Water, Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington received 7-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) installation in 2012.

The installation uses local Washington-made PV modules and power inverters from Silicon Energy installed in a staggered array on the roof of Facilities Management Building to accommodate shade from nearby trees. The power produced will supply the electric use needs of the building and will account for financial savings each year.

Energy monitoring provided to the university by Solar 4R Schools connected the... Read full project narrative >>

Edmonds Community College

Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.34 - kilowatts

In 2011, Snohomish County PUD worked with BEF to install a 2.34-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in front of Snoqualmie Hall at the Edmonds Community College campus in Lynwood, Washington. This PV system is installed as an outdoor covered picnic shelter built by Sun Storage of Enterprise, Oregon. The system uses transparent PV modules designed and developed by Sanyo's Salem, Oregon facility. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided by Solar 4R Schools™ to Edmonds Community College made real-time performance data from their PV system accessible to the community. Students and... Read full project narrative >>

Heritage High School

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

As a Renewable School, Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.38-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and by leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The PV project is designed to demonstrate the benefits and opportunities created by renewable energy technology and provide a powerful learning tool for both students and the community. The project consists of a 14-module solar array. The modules are... Read full project narrative >>

Midstate Electric Cooperative

Location:
La Pine, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

Midstate Electric Coop's administration building, completed in September of 2005, was the first LEED® certified building in Central Oregon and the first LEED® certified electric cooperative in the world. 

Buildings seeking LEED® certification are evaluated in six categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation & Design. The 7-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that sits atop the building's parking structure is expected to supply 12 percent of the annual energy consumed on-site.... Read full project narrative >>

La Pine Middle School

Location:
La Pine, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, La Pine Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. This project, made available through the generous support of Wells Fargo, helps increase student and public understanding of renewable energy and sustainable living practices. It also helps foster a deeper understanding of renewable energies, technologies, and continual thinking of... Read full project narrative >>

Columbia River High School

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

As a Renewable School, Columbia River High School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. The school is generating renewable solar energy through their awarded 2.16-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an interactive, real-world educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Energy monitoring awarded to the school connects the system's performance data the web-based Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org, supporting students, educators and classrooms nationwide for... Read full project narrative >>

Raymond Schools

Location:
Raymond, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.44 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Raymond Elementary School in Raymond, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 5.44-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in classrooms throughout the district.

Educators throughout the Raymond School District 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... Read full project narrative >>

Lone Rock School

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

Educators and administrators within Lone Rock School realized that the economics of their country, state and community would be changing dramatically during the time that their elementary school children were receiving their formal education. They felt that the one category of business that would withstand the coming changes and still be in place for future jobs would be in the field of energy. Whether it be oil, coal, wind, solar, biomass or hydrogen that fueled future systems, their students would benefit from getting a solid education in a broadfield approach to learning about energy... Read full project narrative >>

Trinity Lutheran College

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.52 - kilowatts

The 2.52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Trinity Lutheran College in 2010 reflects the school’s commitment to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about renewable sources of power. The system is a major element of their Rooftop Garden and Children’s Play Area.

The photovoltaic (PV) system features a single 2.52-kilowatt array of 12 Evergreen 210-watt PV modules. Under full sun conditions, the system could light more than 175 compact fluorescent lights. Over a year, it will produce more than 2,500 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy.

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