This project funded by

Seattle City Light primary

Carkeek Park

Seattle, WA
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts
Technology Type:
About the School:

Carkeek Park is Seattle, Washington's premier spot to observe spawning salmon. Every fall from mid-October to mid-December, hundreds of Coho and Chum return to creeks that weave through this urban oasis. Another notable attraction is Seattle City Light's solar project, funded by their customers' generous contributions to the Seattle Green Power program. The 4-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system generates roughly half the electricity needed for Carkeek's Environmental Learning Center (ELC), as well as lighting on the grounds, and other needs. 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.