This project funded by

Seattle City Light primary

Dimmitt Middle School

Grade Level:
Seattle, WA
PV System Size:
2.58 - kilowatts
Teacher Champion:
  • Carol Coad
  • Jonathan Stine
Technology Type:
About the Project:

As a Renewable School, Dimmit Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 2.58-kilowatt photovoltaic 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 in April 2010 in a visible location on the south roof of the school's cafeteria. The power generated from the array is fed back into the electrical grid through a production meter.

Energy monitoring at Dimmitt Middle School made real-time performance data from their PV system available to the community. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes. In 2009, educators within the school 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 available on the website. View the live solar production here!