Sunnyside Environmental School
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As a Renewable School, Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system. At the time of the project, students and educators used the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.
As a learning tool, the system introduces students to renewable energy technology and provides an opportunity to explore energy issues in an interactive, hands-on way. In 2008, 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.