Merrill Middle School

Location:
Des Moines, IA
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Merrill Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa 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. 

  Installed in 2008, the system at Merrill Middle School is just one of five schools nationwide to receive a Renewable School project from Solar 4R Schools that year as a result of the generous support of Wells Fargo. Educators within the school received a... Read full project narrative >>

Journeys School - BIPV

Location:
Jackson, WY
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Journeys School of Teton Science Schools is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their upgraded photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Before teaming up with the Solar 4R Schools program, Journeys School already had two photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on their campus: a wall-mounted grid-tied system; and a non-grid-tied pole-mounted system. As part of their project, the Solar 4R Schools team... Read full project narrative >>

Sunnyside Environmental School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 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.

 

As a learning tool, the system introduces students to renewable energy technology and provides an opportunity to explore energy issues in an interactive, hands-on way. In 2008, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy... Read full project narrative >>

Riverstone Community School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Riverstone International 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's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

In 2007, educators within the 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. Energy monitoring... Read full project narrative >>

Pocatello Community Charter School

Location:
Pocatello, ID
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

Pocatello Community Charter School was one of five Idaho schools awarded a Solar 4R Schools grant from Idaho Power in 2007. A K-8 school with a focus on active learning, the school uses their 1.1-kW photovoltaic (PV) system to educate students and community members about the functions and benefits of solar power. In addition to producing energy, Pocatello Community Charter School’s solar electric system includes web-based, real-time data monitoring that provides students with an active, hands-on learning experience. Read full project narrative >>

Da Vinci Middle School - Tracker

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Da Vinci Arts Middle School 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.

The school's PV system was strategically installed into their "living garden," a complex system of plants and microorganisms that clean the school's rain runoff and kitchen wastewater. This placement allows Da Vinci students to demonstrate several sustainable... Read full project narrative >>

Maharishi School

Location:
Fairfield, IA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

In 2006, Maharishi School joined the Solar 4R Schools program with a Renewable School project sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. This project is part of a national effort to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of our energy choices by musical artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt, and the Dave Matthews Band.

As a Renewable School, Maharishi 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's performance... Read full project narrative >>

Southwest Middle School

Location:
Lawrence, KS
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Southwest Middle School in Lawrence, Kansas is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Energy monitoring provided by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system available for educational purposes at the time of the project.

The project award from Solar 4R Schools is helping create a brighter future for students at Southwest Middle School. The system was... Read full project narrative >>

WA School for the Blind

Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
23.70 - kilowatts

The Ogden Resource Center serves as a test for large scale, state-owned buildings. At the time of installation, the system was one of the largest building-dedicated systems in the Pacific Northwest, based on kilowatts of power generated per square feet of building space. The Ogden Resource center is a new building on the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) campus. It serves as Washington's K-12 instructional resource center for blind and visually impaired children. The building integrates many sustainable elements, including the only modular earthroof on the west coast,... Read full project narrative >>

H.B.Lee Middle School

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

H.B. Lee Middle School is the 10th project in BEF's Solar 4R Schools™ program, and one of four metro area schools to receive solar electric panels during the first quarter of 2005. As a Renewable School, H.B. Lee Middle School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1-kilowatt photovoltaic system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Energy monitoring awarded to the school initially connected the live performance data from their PV... Read full project narrative >>

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