William Thomas Middle School

Location:
American Falls, ID
Grade Level:
7-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, William Thomas Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

William Thomas Middle School is one of the first buildings visible on the drive into American Falls from Interstate 86, and the PV system installation is positioned on its south side facing the town's main thoroughfare, Bannock Avenue. Although the system provides for a portion of the... Read full project narrative >>

Wilson High School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
267.60 - 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... Read full project narrative >>

Winsted, CT - Educators' Workshop

wind engineering Winsted, CT
Location:
Winsted, CT
Grade Level:
K-12

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Winsted, CT in September 2017. Thirteen educators from four different school districts met at The Gilbert School to engage in a training focusing on renewable energy education. Representatives from Arconic Power & Propulsion, CREC (Capitol Region Education Council), and Eversource Energy were present to participate in the training and share information about energy-related careers and local energy resources. This effort was part of Arconic Foundation’s... Read full project narrative >>

Wood River High School

Location:
Hailey, ID
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's live performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Wood River High School was one of five Idaho schools awarded a Solar 4R Schools project from Idaho Power in 2007. Their PV system is positioned for maximum sun exposure on the southern... Read full project narrative >>

Woodland Park Zoo - Discovery Barn

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

Woodland Park Zoo's "Family Farm" is no longer just a place for kids to pet goats, sheep and miniature horses. The zoo now teaches families about the wonders of solar energy, a project spearheaded by Seattle Green Power. Contributions to Green Power enabled City Light to fund the installation of a 1.2 kW solar system that helps power the Family Farm's Discovery Barn. It houses work space for Zoo Corps, a program that helps prepare teens for careers in zoology and other environmental sciences; kids classes like "The Spin on Spiders;" a crafts and play area for toddlers; an interactive video... Read full project narrative >>

Woodland Park Zoo Carousel Site

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.20 - kilowatts

Thanks to generous support from Seattle City Light's green power program, the project installed at the Woodland Park Zoo Carousel was made possible through voluntary contributions from customers in support of renewable energy education. 

The solar panels are expected to produce 9,000 kilowatt-hours annually,... Read full project narrative >>

Woodland Park Zoo Community Solar Project

Location:
Seattle, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
61.59 - kilowatts

Seattle City Light customers liked the Community Solar project at the Seattle Aquarium so much that all of the units sold out in 6 weeks. To learm more about Seattle City Light's Community Solar projects, click here

This project was made possible by an alliance between Seattle City Light, the Woodland Park Zoo and the Phinney Neighborhood Association. You can go directly to the online enrollment form or visit the... Read full project narrative >>

Woodside Elementary

Location:
Bothell, WA
Grade Level:
K-6

Woodside is a K-5 school with a diverse population of 650 students. Twenty different languages are represented by students at Woodside. Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators within a single school or district, led by a designated “Teacher Champion.”

In 2010, educators within Woodside Elementary School in Bothell, Washington 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... Read full project narrative >>

Woodward School for Technology and Research

Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.05 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Woodward School for Technology and Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The project is the first initiated in the state of Michigan.

This project marks the fourth of eight projects sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project led by artists including Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt, and the Dave... Read full project narrative >>

Zenger Farm

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K-9
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.60 - kilowatts

Through Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund, Zenger Farm added solar energy education to its suite of hands-on environmental education programs in 2017. Over the course of one day, 8 volunteer and staff educators came together to increase their understanding of and comfort teaching about solar electricity and circuits and started the process of integrating solar heating and solar electric concepts into existing programs around plants, the sun, and seasons. Zenger Farm’s 7.6 kW photovoltaic (PV)... Read full project narrative >>