Skyline School - Wind

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

The wind turbine project at Skyline School represents the first time the school will be able to generate electricity for its own use. The raising of the wind turbine is also a first for Portland Public Schools. The turbine installation culminated in a renewable energy education event led by the Solar 4R Schools team, Skyline School teachers and volunteers. Students broke into teams to build and test their own wind turbines and measured the impact of blade size, shape and rotation. A slide presentation on solar and wind generation was also viewed during student assemblies that day. The... Read full project narrative >>

West Salem High School - Wind

Location:
Salem, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.80 - kilowatts

West Salem High School was just the second school to join the Solar 4R Schools program, installing a 2.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in 2002. In April 2008, West Salem continued its renewable-energy trailblazing. With generous funding support from Salem Electric, the school built a wind turbine on its campus rated at 1.8-kilowatts with a peak output of 2.4-kilowatts. To augment the benefit of West Salem's wind project, BEF provided data monitoring hardware and provided teachers with additional learning tools that illustrate the benefits of wind energy.

Energy monitoring... Read full project narrative >>