Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Location:
The Dalles, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.00 - kilowatts

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s Solar Demonstration Project was developed by Columbia Gorge Community College students enrolled in the Renewable Energy Technology Program. Funded by Google and Bonneville Environmental Foundation with support from Bonneville Power Administration, the project is designed to engage visitors in learning about renewable energy. Renewable energy interpretive displays featuring energy generation helps the Discovery Center meet its mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of the environment for future generations.

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Animo Pat Brown Accelerated Charter High School

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

Animo Pat Brown Accelerated High School is building a community of renewable energy educators thanks to the support and resources provided through their Renewable School project from Solar 4R Schools. In October 2014 a new PV installation was installed at the school, located in Los Angeles, California.  This system was originally inspired by the 2008 FOX Emmy Awards PV demonstration project.  The final system installation was made possible by funding from FOX's Mean It, Green It! program and Wells Fargo National Bank.   Read full project narrative >>

St. Mary's School

Location:
Medford, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
60.00 - kilowatts
This 60 kW array was made possible by Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy customers and the Energy Trust of Oregon, with match funding provided by St. Mary's School. The array is located on the roof of the Naumes Fine Arts and Athletics Center, which was the statewide test site for the Energy Trust's Solar-Ready construction program. The system is a demonstration of the school's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability,
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Crestline Elementary

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
12.00 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Crestline Elementary School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. Thanks to support from Clark Public Utilities, the school is generating renewable solar energy through their 12-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. A wall-mounted, interactive... Read full project narrative >>

Seattle Aquarium Community Solar

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
44.00 - kilowatts

Community Solar at the Seattle Aquarium opened for enrollment in September of 2013 and sold out the 1850 available units in 6 short weeks. This 44.4 kW system is ideal for its historic waterfront location that hosts more than 800,000 visitors a year (including 40,000 school children), a large south-facing unshaded roof, and its significant contribution to the Aquarium's conservation and sustainability mission. To learn more... Read full project narrative >>

Jefferson Park Community Solar

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
23.40 - kilowatts

In 2012, Seattle City Light completed its first Community Solar project at Jefferson Park in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Participating customers helped build three new picnic shelters with roofs made of solar electric panels. The site now generates approximately 26,000 kWh of clean, renewable electricity each year, while supplying park visitors with much needed shelters. Energy monitoring of their PV system and system performance display at Solar4RSchools.org gives educators the opportunity to utilize this information for educational purposes.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

As a Renewable School, Our Lady of Guadalupe School is building a dedicated community of renewable educators through their new 6.12 kW photovoltaic (PV) system. BEF used funding from BPA to match funds raised by the school to complete the project. Solar 4R Schools provided educators with customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the curricula and live energy data available on Solar4RSchools.org. The interactive kiosk display serves as a community engagement tool to provide information... Read full project narrative >>

Sacajawea Elementary

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.48 - kilowatts

Nestled in a small Vancouver, Washington neighborhood, Sacajawea Elementary School is a part of a close-knit community with an incredibly diverse population. As a school, Sacajawea Elementary is committed to better understanding their relationship with their surrounding environment and to discover and teach ways that students, teachers and staff can improve their relationship with the natural world through environmental stewardship and responsible living. Their teachers are committed to helping students explore their role in the health of the planet through comprehensive environmental... Read full project narrative >>

Lyle Secondary School

Location:
Lyle, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.36 - kilowatts

Lyle is a small, rural school district located in the Columbia River Gorge. In 2014, BEF used funding from Bonneville Power Administration to provide a Renewable School package to Lyle Secondary School. 

As a new Renewable School, Lyle High School’s teachers and students are generating clean energy with their newly installed, pole-mounted 6.36-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system. In addition, the school is utilizing live performance data from this system to generate hands-on classroom activities that educate students about renewable energy, science and engineering. Solar 4R Schools... Read full project narrative >>

Tri Tech Skills Center

Location:
Kennewick, WA
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.12 - kilowatts

Tri-Tech Skills Center is a career and technical education (CTE) training center for high school students. The center is a cooperative of the seven local public schools in the Tri-Cities area of southeast Washington. The facility has undergone a lighting refit to more efficient lighting, a power conversion upgrade and HVAC upgrade to include variable speed controls on HVAC fans, and follows LEED specifications in upgrades and improvements.

In 2013, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the... Read full project narrative >>

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