West Salem High School - Solar
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As a Renewable School, West Salem High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The school opened its doors in the fall of 2002 and the design incorporates many energy efficient and environmentally friendly architectural features.
In 2006, 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 Solar4RSchools.org website. Energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the time of the project.