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 >>

Eastern Washington University - Fixed Pole

Location:
Cheney, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.76 - kilowatts

In May 2012, Cheney Power and Light worked with BEF to install two pole-mounted 2.76-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) systems on the Eastern Washington University (EWU) campus. One set of panels (highlighted within this project profile) used a fixed pole structure; the other set was mounted on a two-dimensional solar tracker system. These two installations were the first part of a new Alternative Energy Center designed by EWU.

Built to "Living Building Challenge" standards, the Alternative Energy Center contains two classrooms that host community organization activities, university... Read full project narrative >>

Eastern Washington University - Tracker

Location:
Cheney, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.76 - kilowatts

In May 2012, Cheney Power and Light worked with BEF to install two pole-mounted 2.76-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) systems on the Eastern Washington University (EWU) campus. One set of panels (highlighted within this project profile) used a fixed pole structure; the other set was mounted on a two-dimensional solar tracker system. These two installations were the first part of a new Alternative Energy Center designed by EWU.

Built to "Living Building Challenge" standards, the Alternative Energy Center contains two classrooms that host community organization activities, university... Read full project narrative >>

Eastlake High School

Location:
Sammamish, WA
Grade Level:
10-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
13.00 - kilowatts

Eastlake High School is committed to preserving both its learning community and its physical surroundings. The school's 13-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was installed in 2008 and uses the energy of the sun to produce electricity for the school, even on Seattle's cloudy days. The PV system also give students a more hands-on opportunity to learn about renewable energy, and how technology is playing an increasingly important role in preserving the environment. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided to the school has connects real-time energy data from their PV system to the... Read full project narrative >>

Echo Glen Children's Center

Location:
Snoqualmie, WA

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." Thanks to the generous support of Puget Sound Energy, educators within Echo Glen Children's Center 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 >>

Edmonds Community College

Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.34 - kilowatts

In 2011, Snohomish County PUD worked with BEF to install a 2.34-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in front of Snoqualmie Hall at the Edmonds Community College campus in Lynwood, Washington. This PV system is installed as an outdoor covered picnic shelter built by Sun Storage of Enterprise, Oregon. The system uses transparent PV modules designed and developed by Sanyo's Salem, Oregon facility. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided by Solar 4R Schools™ to Edmonds Community College made real-time performance data from their PV system accessible to the community at the time of the... Read full project narrative >>

Ellensburg Community Renewable Park

Location:
Ellensburg, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
110.50 - kilowatts

In partnership with BEF, Ellensburg has installed the first “community solar” project in the nation. The striking 100+ kW solar-electric system sits just off of Highway 90 in Ellensburg, and piques the interest of nearly every passing driver.

The groundbreaking project allows local individuals and businesses to make essential financial contributions to the project. In return, these contributors receive direct credits on their electricity bills for the green power produced by the system. Because of strong community support, the city expanded the system from 36 kW to 57 kW in December... Read full project narrative >>

Ellensburg High School

Location:
Ellensburg, WA
Grade Level:
9-12

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 2008, educators within Ellensburg 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 >>

Elmira High School

Location:
Elmira, OR
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

Blachly-Lane County Electric Association installed 6-kilowatt ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system at their offices in 2009 (see their project page here). A touchscreen kiosk located within the Blachly-Lane facility helps engage visiting school groups and community members in their commitment to clean energy. Users can interactive with live energy generation data and compare it to... Read full project narrative >>

Elmonica Elementary School

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
100.00 - kilowatts

The photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Elmonica Elementary 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 about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of... Read full project narrative >>