Boys & Girls Club of Portland - Afterschool Energy Educator Workshop

Solar architecture
Location:
Portland, OR

On Friday, January 3rd 2020, 16 out-of-school time educators for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland (BGCP) metropolitan area participated in a four-hour renewable energy refresher training as part of an ongoing, three-year grant effort in connection with the recent solar array constructed at the Rockwood East Protland club. BGCP staff learned about renewable energy concepts, the "Grid" and energy context in the Pacific Northwest, and electricity basics while focusing on industry needs for critical skills development aligned with the BGCP's mission.... Read full project narrative >>

Branford, CT - Educators' Workshop

teachers building sun ovens Branford, CT
Location:
Branford, CT
Grade Level:
5-9

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Branford, CT in January 2018. Thirteen educators from five schools across four districts convened to participate in a Regional Renewable Energy Inquiry & Engineering workshop hosted at Francis Walsh Intermediate School. Workshop facilitators collaborated with the host to create a custom workshop opportunity geared towards middle school educators. Teachers engaged in hands on activities that focused on expanding their knowledge and application of the NGSS... Read full project narrative >>

Breckenridge Elementary School

Location:
Breckenridge, CO
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.53 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Breckenridge Elementary strives to build a community of renewable energy educators to help inspire the next generation of clean energy leaders.

The school is generating clean energy through the 1.53-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided as part of their Renewable School project, and they are leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring services provided by the program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the... Read full project narrative >>

Bremerton High School

Location:
Bremerton, WA
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.20 - kilowatts

The Bremerton School District is committed to energy efficiency and renewable energy. As of 2011, the district had invested more than $1 million in energy efficiency improvements districtwide through a variety of grants and partnerships (see link).

Through a partnership with Puget Sound Energy, Bremerton High School was awarded a photovoltaic (PV) system installed by local contractor, SunWind Concepts. Ten 230-Watt solar modules produce up to 2.20-kilowatts,... Read full project narrative >>

Bridlemile School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
241.50 - kilowatts

The Portland Public Schools PGE Solar Roofs Partnership STEAM Education project is a large effort over several years with a variety of partners in both energy and education sectors to expand solar production and augment STEM/STEAM education. In 2015, the Portland General Electric Renewable Development Fund, comprised of contributions from PGE Renewable Power customers, in partnership with Portland Public Schools and Energy Trust of Oregon, installed over 1.2 MW of solar on the... Read full project narrative >>

Brightwater Center

Location:
Woodinville, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.20 - kilowatts

Brightwater's Environmental Education and Community Center is a US Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum Certified energy efficient structure that hosts comprehensive environmental programs for the surrounding Woodinville, Washington community. These programs develop a citizen's knowledge of the goods and services needed to foster and sustain a healthy environment.

The Center's 3.2-kilowatt Silicon Energy array (composed solely of Washington State-made solar panels and equipment) coupled with Solar 4R Schools touchscreen kiosk is... Read full project narrative >>

Camas High School

Location:
Camas, WA
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

Since opening in 2003, Camas High School has served as a model of environmental stewardship. By implementing various energy efficiency measures and green design techniques into the building's initial construction, the school has ensured that its lighting, heating and cooling loads require less energy.

As a Renewable School, Camas High School is building a community of renewable energy educators in its school and surrounding district while generating clean energy through their on-site photovoltaic (PV) system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to... Read full project narrative >>

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Grade Level:
K-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy remains committed to inspiring students to understand the science and benefits of clean, renewable energy through hands-on, interactive classroom experiences.

The project award was made possible by a partnership between several companies and organizations. FOX Broadcasting Company and American Idol first partnered with BEF, E-Village Solar and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to "green" an American Idol finale, placing a solar-electric system on the red carpet. In 2009, these same partners brought the... Read full project narrative >>

Canton, OH - Educators' Workshop

Location:
Massillon, OH
Grade Level:
K-12

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Canton, OH in October 2017. Twenty-four educators from 12 school districts all came together at the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, OH to engage in a renewable energy educator workshop. The subjects taught by teachers at this training crossed many disciplines, including: science, robotics, social studies, math, agriculture, ELA, and natural resources. Participants were excited to engage in the topic of renewable energy and wanted to gain... Read full project narrative >>

Capital High School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

The largest of five Idaho schools to be designated a Renewable School project in 2007, Capital High School has more than 1,300 students, thereby providing an exceptional opportunity to expose a broad audience to the science and benefits of solar power technology.

Thanks to the project resources provided by Solar 4R Schools™, the school has the tools to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, to generate clean energy through their on-site 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and leverage the system's performance data as an interactive educational tool to bring... Read full project narrative >>