Darrington Middle-High School

Location:
Darrington, WA
Grade Level:
7-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.84 - kilowatts

The Science Club at Darrington Middle School has had a longstanding interest in public service and community education, with emphasis on air quality and environmentally responsible energy production. The Science Club led several initiatives on campus and within their community including initiating aluminum recycling, participating in solar car races at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, and several field trips to learn more about regional power generation and renewable energy technologies.

As a Solar 4R Schools™ Renewable School project, educators within Darrington Middle... Read full project narrative >>

Davenport, IA --Educators' Workshop

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Location:
Riverdale, IA
Grade Level:
3-12

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators that teach students in districts surrounding their facilities in Davenport, IA. Pleasant Valley Administration Center hosted the Regional Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering professional development day to learn more about about local technical and energy-related jobs through hands-on activities by Solar 4R Schools and engaging local presentations from representatives at Arconic and MidAmerican Energy. Teachers modeled MidAmerican’s vision of a future with a 100% renewable energy grid by building and... Read full project narrative >>

Del Pueblo School

Location:
Denver, CO
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

The 1.1 kW solar-electric system installed at Del Pueblo Elementary School was donated to the school as part of the 2006 Legacy Adopt-A-School project and provides a teaching, research and hands-on demonstration opportunity for students. The project was the result of a collaborative effort between BEF and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). The system is supplemented by a curriculum package, as well as a web-based monitoring system that provides real-time access to the system's performance data from any internet-enabled computer. Read full project narrative >>

Denton, TX - Educators' Workshop

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Location:
Denton, TX
Grade Level:
K-6

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Denton, Texas in Spring 2016. BEF’s Solar 4R Schools program and the City of Denton’s Sustainable Schools partnered to provide a STEM teacher training that enabled renewable energy programming to reach 10 educators from 9 schools across the District with substantial science kits – which are now available to teachers through a lending library hosted through Denton Sustainable Schools. The City of Denton, Denton Municipal Electric, and Denton Independent School... Read full project narrative >>

Denver School of Science and Technology

Location:
Denver, CO
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Middle School Program has a college preparatory focus with an emphasis on developing core liberal arts skills in reading, writing, mathematics and science. As a Renewable School, the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) 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 performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2009, educators from the Middle and... Read full project narrative >>

Detroit/Hamtramck Solar Schools

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Location:
Detroit, MI
Grade Level:
8-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
516.00 - kilowatts

General Motors Foundation supported career-connected STEM professional development for Detroit Public Schools Community District teachers linked to real-world deployment of a 516 kW solar array by DTE Energy that was installed on GM’s Hamtramck facility. 

Solar 4R Schools worked with the Detroit Public Schools Community District's Children's Museum to put on a day-long Renewable Energy... Read full project narrative >>

Dimmitt Middle School

Location:
Seattle, WA
Grade Level:
6-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.58 - kilowatts

The Dimmitt Middle Schools 2.58 kW "Viking One" solar installation was energized April 2010 and is located on the south roof of the Cafeteria near the west entrance creating a visible example that the Renton School District is committed to exploring renewable energy resources at multiple grade levels. The power generated from the array is feed back into the electrical grid through a production meter that measures the net metering of the energy. This project was primarily funded through a grant from Seattle City Light. Read full project narrative >>

Eagle Middle School

Location:
Eagle, ID
Grade Level:
6-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Eagle Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2005, educators within Eagle Middle 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.

The PV system... Read full project narrative >>

East Portland Community Center

Location:
Portland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
85.00 - kilowatts

The East Portland Community Center solar project was developed by a robust project team, including: Commercial Solar Ventures, Sentry Financial Corporation, the City of Portland Parks Department, BEF, EC Company and Gen Con, Inc. Financial contributors to the project include Portland General Electric, US Bank and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

The team's goal in developing this and future PV projects is to provide public entities like the City of Portland with a tool to develop on-site solar generation. Energy monitoring services provided by Solar 4R Schools™ has connected the real-... Read full project narrative >>

East Valley Middle School

Location:
East Helena, MT
Grade Level:
6-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

East Valley Middle School received twenty 224-Watt solar panels installed in December 2010, helping save the district on electricity costs. The panels were installed thanks to a joint effort between NorthWestern Energy, Independent Power Systems, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Montana Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project provided to East Valley by Solar 4R Schools™ has transformed the school's existing photovoltaic (PV) system... Read full project narrative >>