Ravalli Electric Community Solar

Location:
Victor, MT
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PV System Size:
25.00 - kilowatts

Community Solar gives members of the Ravalli Electric Co-op the opportunity to receive power from solar panels without the hassle and expense of installing panels at their home. The Co-op is offering members a chance to purchase the energy output from one solar panel in an 88 panel, 25kW array. REC’s Valley Solar project is an easy, affordable way to support renewable energy development, where customers receive an annual credit on their electric bill for the electricity generated by their share of the project. View... Read full project narrative >>

Peninsula Light Community Solar

Location:
Gig Harbor, WA
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PV System Size:
60.00 - kilowatts

The Harbor Community Solar project is now generating electricity (click HERE to track the electric generation), and hundreds of our members are participating in the renewable-energy field. The 60-kilowatt photovoltaic system was built on the roof of the Harbor History Museum and energized on November 6, 2015. As the solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity, the museum will use the... Read full project narrative >>

Community School

Location:
Sun Valley, ID
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PV System Size:
15.39 - kilowatts

In 2016, Community School was selected by Idaho Power to become the next Renewable School in Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s (BEF) Solar 4R Schools program. Thanks to generous support and funding from the utility’s Green Power Program participants and project match provided by Community School, the school installed a 15 kW PV system on the school which is estimated to cover seven to eight percent of the campus’ electric use. Educators at the school also received a customized renewable energy teacher training from Solar 4R Schools in Fall 2015, complete with hands-on science kit... Read full project narrative >>

Flathead Electric Co-op SUN Community Solar Project

Flathead Electric Solar
Location:
Kalispell, MT
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PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

Flathead Electric Co-op’s Solar Utility Network, or “SUN” project is Montana’s first Community Solar project! Completed in 2015, it is located on the North side of Kalispell next to FEC’s Stillwater Substation and is comprised of 356 Solar World Sunmodule Plus 285 watt panels. We are very proud that we utilized MT Solar’s multi-pole racking system, a made in Montana product. SMA Tripower inverters round out the system along with an SMA Cluster controller and Locus PV system monitoring. The entire system was professionally installed on time by Jordan Solar, another Montana company.
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Missoula Electric Cooperative - Community Solar

Location:
Lolo, MT
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PV System Size:
50.00 - kilowatts

Missoula Electric Cooperative’s community solar program (MEC Solar) was constructed to give our members an opportunity to acquire renewable energy from a centrally-located, cooperatively-owned solar array.  In December 2015, MEC completed the installation of a 50 kilowatt solar array adjacent to our distribution substation in Lolo, about 10 miles south of Missoula.  The array is composed of 176 panels divided between two groups of 88 panels feeding electricity through two 480-volt inverters (see live performance data here... Read full project narrative >>

Central Electric Cooperative - Community Solar

Location:
Bend, OR
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PV System Size:
199.50 - kilowatts

As Oregon's Largest Community Solar Project, Central Electric Cooperative energized its 200-kW photovoltaic system in January 2016, feeding the electricity produced directly into the co-op’s distribution system. The system, designed and built by Sunlight Solar Energy of Bend, uses seven hundred 285-watt panels manufactured by SolarWorld in Portland. View live solar production here!
 

Located in southeast Bend, this community solar project is supported by Central Electric members who share a sense of importance... Read full project narrative >>

Frenchtown High School

Location:
Frenchtown, MT
Grade Level:
9th
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PV System Size:
5.20 - kilowatts

Thanks to support from the Missoula Electric Cooperative and Bonneville Power Administration, the Frenchtown School installed a 5.2 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve as an interactive classroom tool while building a community of dedicated renewable energy educators. Solar 4R Schools provided middle and high school teachers with a customized renewable energy teacher training in August 2016, complete with hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website. To optimize integration... Read full project narrative >>

Hudson's Bay High School

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9th
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PV System Size:
9.45 - kilowatts

Thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities Green Lights Customers, Solar 4R Schools managed the installation of a 9.45 kW solar awning at Hudson's Bay High School (see production data here). The solar photovoltaic (PV) system provides renewable energy for the school, reducing electric bills and reducing impact on the environment. Educators at the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training from Solar 4R Schools in Fall 2015, complete with... Read full project narrative >>

Clark Public Utilities - Community Solar

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
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PV System Size:
319.00 - kilowatts

 Funded by participating customers, Clark Public Utilities built this Community Solar project in 2015. Community Solar is a different model for solar energy. Instead of putting a solar array on an individual home, community projects bring together a group of participants to build a larger array. More than 700 utility customers own a piece of this solar array and receive state incentives and utility generation credits based on the amount of solar power produced. These five separately metered systems generate enough solar energy to power about 30 homes each year. You can check out the new... Read full project narrative >>

Lopez Island Community Solar

Lopez Island Community Solar array
Location:
Lopez Island, WA
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PV System Size:
9.98 - kilowatts

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnered with Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015. This exciting community solar project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools, reducing their electricity bills, and provide renewable energy education for our students. Participants receive a payback through production incentives. Lopez Island School is generating renewable... Read full project narrative >>

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