Flathead Electric Community Solar

Flathead Electric Solar
Location:
Kalispell, MT
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
167.00 - kilowatts

Flathead Electric Co-op’s Community Solar projects, completed in 2015 and 2018, were some of Montana’s first Community Solar projects! Both projects are located on FEC property and provide a total of 167 kW DC of solar into FEC's community solar program. The systems were professionally installed by Jordan Solar, a Montana based solar installer.

 Flathead Electric Cooperative is very proud of the fact that we installed some of Montana’s first Community Solar projects. We continue to demonstrate our willingness to develop local renewable energy projects and follows on the heels of our... Read full project narrative >>

Forest Grove Light & Power

Location:
Forest Grove, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.90 - kilowatts

Forest Grove Light & Power was founded in 1895 and is the third oldest municipal electric utility in the state of Oregon. Power was first generated locally by means of a small hydroelectric plant and later by steam and diesel generators. Since 1939, Forest Grove Light & Power has purchased the majority of its power from Bonneville Power Administration.

With help from the BEF, the utility installed a 7.9-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) project and charging stations at the utility offices in 2010. The project is directly visible from the street and has a live data kiosk in the... Read full project narrative >>

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Location:
Seattle, WA

Thanks to the generous support of Seattle City Light, energy monitoring awarded by Solar 4R Schools™ to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 2009 made the real-time performance data from their 2.3-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system available to the community. At the time of the project, area teachers leveraged the real-time performance data from their PV system for educational purposes. Read full project narrative >>

Frenchtown High School

Location:
Frenchtown, MT
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
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 >>

Friday Harbor Community Solar

Location:
Friday Harbor, WA
Grade Level:
6-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.90 - 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 solar energy through the community solar... Read full project narrative >>

Funhouse Commons

Location:
Eastsound, WA
Grade Level:
K-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
12.00 - kilowatts

Located in Eastsound, WA, on Orcas Island, The Funhouse Commons was founded by local activists in the spring of 1999. The Funhouse is a youth-oriented community center that fosters educational play with hands-on science exhibits, computer-based labs, and art and entertainment facilities. The Funhouse also provides many important social services aimed at the most vulnerable children in the community. The facility was designed to be a hands-on children's science museum. Science and sustainability topics are core to education programs at the Funhouse. Each year, Funhouse Commons hosts an... Read full project narrative >>

Future of Flight

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.00 - kilowatts

The solar-electric project at FUTURE OF FLIGHT represents the commitment of the Aviation Center and the utility to sustainability. This installation brings renewable energy, once a futuristic dream, into the daily lives of staff and visitors. The modules are installed on the covered walkway to the observation deck reached by the stairs or elevator in the main entry area. The structure was fabricated in Washington and the modules were also installed by a local electrical contractor, bringing the jobs of the future to our local economy. Read full project narrative >>

Garfield High School

Location:
Seattle, WA
Grade Level:
9-12
Thanks to the generous support of Seattle City Light, Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington became the recipient of a Renewable Classroom project in March 2009. Educators within Garfield High 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. Read full project narrative >>

German American School of Portland

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
PK-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
8.00 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, the German American School of Portland is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 7.8-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system (donated by SolarWorld USA) and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Under peak sun conditions, the 7.8-kilowatt system can generate enough electricity to light more than 560 compact fluorescent light bulbs. In 2009, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on... Read full project narrative >>

Gladstone Center for Children and Families

Location:
Gladstone, OR
PV System Size:
99.79 - kilowatts

The 99.79-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at Gladstone Center for Children and Families is one of three similar PV systems installed on area 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 the Center with free solar power generated by the PV systems for 15 years, saving the Center each year in electricity costs. The PV system installed on the roof is rated to produce about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Through the award of a... Read full project narrative >>