Beaverton Health and Science School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at the Beaverton Health and Science School is one of three similar PV systems installed on Beaverton School District (BSD) school buildings in 2011. These projects are a public-private partnership that combines private energy investor funding and the donated roof space from each school. The partnership provides BSD with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the District about $30,000.00 each year in electricity costs. The system installed on the Beaverton Health and Science School roof is rated to produce... Read full project narrative >>

Beaverton Library

Beaverton Library
Location:
Beaverton, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
17.60 - kilowatts

In 2009, the City of Beaverton received $914,900 in federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Of this funding, $125,242 was used to install solar panels on the roof of the Beaverton City Library.

The Library completed a series of energy efficiency retrofits and installed a 17.6 kilowatt solar array on the roof. The new solar array is estimated to provide the city with more than $7,000 annually from the power it produces. The system provides over 19,000 kilowatt-hours of power and keeps 29... Read full project narrative >>

Beaverton Resource Center

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

 The City of Beaverton added a 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system to the roof of its Resource Center to encourage residents to make the switch to green power. The PV installation was funded through an ongoing partnership between Portland General Electric, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. and BEF. 

 In addition to supplying clean electricity, the installation is also a valuable teaching tool thanks to the Solar 4R Schools program. Energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the... Read full project narrative >>

Bellingham Environmental Learning Center

Location:
Bellingham, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.10 - kilowatts

A 2.1 kW demonstration solar installation is shining a light on the City of Bellingham’s commitment to clean, renewable energy. The solar electric power system has been installed on the roof of the city’s Environmental Learning Center at Maritime Heritage Park and is designed to educate visitors to the center on the functions and benefits of solar electric power, while providing clean energy to help offset a portion of the facility’s electricity use. Energy monitoring provided to the Center has connected the live... Read full project narrative >>

Bertschi School

Location:
Seattle, WA
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

Located on North Capitol Hill, Bertschi School had a 4-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed on-site in 2006. The visibility of the solar panels serves as a public symbol of the school's commitment to educating students about responsible global citizenship and environmental sustainability.

In November 2008, Solar 4R Schools provided the school with a Renewable Classroom PLUS project to help extend their commitment to renewable energy education. The Solar 4R Schools team repaired the school's existing energy monitoring equipment and weather station at Bertschi School. In turn,... Read full project narrative >>

Bettendorf, IA -- Extended 2-Day Workshop

Location:
Bettendorf, IA
Grade Level:
6-12

This project was made possible with funding from the Arconic Foundation. Arconic Foundation’s mission is to support non-profit partners who advance STEM Education and Workforce Development in Arconic communities. This is the second time that Bettendorf has been a location for an Arconic workshop with CE.  As it is the second round of delivery for this region, a focus on expanding the initial impact was made and the workshop was extended to two days.  CE co-planned with a workshop with the district to get a sense of how the initial workshop had impacted their curriculum and hands-on... Read full project narrative >>

Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Academy

Location:
Tulalip, WA
Grade Level:
PK-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
16.50 - kilowatts

In 2015, the Tulalip Tribe opened the doors to the Betty J. Taylor Early Learning Center overlooking scenic Tulalip Bay. This unique, year-round school combines previously dislocated early learning centers including Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, a day care, Montessori school, and Early Head Start. By partnering with Solar4RSchools, the tribe was able to forward their goals of creating a healthy, sustainable community, which engages student’s natural curiosity, and inspires... Read full project narrative >>

Blachly-Lane County Electric Association

Location:
Eugene, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

In 2009, Blachly-Lane County Cooperative Electric Association (Blachly-Lane) installed a 6-kilowatt, ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system onto its offices. The location has an unobstructed view to the south and provides optimum solar exposure. Joining forces with BEF for project funding and design enabled Blachly-Lane to install the system in a highly-visible, central location that is optimum for energy production as well as public engagement and education.

Energy monitoring services and hardware provided to the Association by the Solar 4R School program effectively transformed... Read full project narrative >>

Bloomsburg, PA -- Educators' Workshop

Teachers testing solar circuits
Location:
Milton, PA
Grade Level:
6-12

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Kawneer facility in Bloomsburg, PA. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) hosted a “Solar Energy Inquiry and Engineering” workshop for 6th – 12th grade teachers from area school districts. CSIU, alongside numerous others throughout the state, acts as an educational resource provider for schools in this region.  The IU was responsible for reaching out to local districts, having each district nominate a few teachers that they would like to send to the... Read full project narrative >>

Boise High School

Boise High School Teachers
Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.72 - kilowatts

Completed in 2018, this 3.72 kW solar photovoltaic system generates an estimated 5,200 kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. Funded by an Idaho Power grant, the system’s high efficiency panels provide the equivalent to the usage of about nine barrels of oil per year. Educational resources, including live data monitoring, and teacher training from BEF’s CE Bright Futures program provide Boise High School with the tools needed to incorporate renewable energy programming into their

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