Central Electric Cooperative - Community Solar

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

As Oregon's Largest Community Solar Project, Central Electric Cooperative energized its 200-kW photovoltaic system in January 2016, feeding the electricity produced directly into the co-op’s distribution system. The system, designed and built by Sunlight Solar Energy of Bend, uses seven hundred 285-watt panels manufactured by SolarWorld in Portland. View live solar production here!
 

Located in southeast Bend, this community solar project is supported by Central Electric members who share a sense of importance... Read full project narrative >>

Clark Public Utilities - Community Solar

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

 Funded by participating customers, Clark Public Utilities built this Community Solar project in 2015. Community Solar is a different model for solar energy. Instead of putting a solar array on an individual home, community projects bring together a group of participants to build a larger array. More than 700 utility customers own a piece of this solar array and receive state incentives and utility generation credits based on the amount of solar power produced. These five separately metered systems generate enough solar energy to power about 30 homes each year. You can check out the new... Read full project narrative >>

Lopez Island Community Solar

Lopez Island Community Solar array
Location:
Lopez Island, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.98 - kilowatts

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnered with Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015. This exciting community solar project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools, reducing their electricity bills, and provide renewable energy education for our students. Participants receive a payback through production incentives. Lopez Island School is generating renewable... Read full project narrative >>

Arleta School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
151.20 - 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 >>

Hosford Middle School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
186.60 - 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 >>

Friday Harbor Community Solar

Location:
Friday Harbor, WA
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.90 - kilowatts

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is partnered with Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install solar electric systems at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in 2015. This exciting community solar project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools, reducing their electricity bills, and provide renewable energy education for our students. Participants receive a payback through production incentives. Lopez Island School is generating renewable solar energy through the community solar... Read full project narrative >>

Laurelhurst School - PGE

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
108.90 - 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 >>

Simple Solar Tracker

Average Rating:
0
Author:
Pat Blount
Intended Grade Level(s):
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
physics
electronics
solar power
Engineering
engineering design process
Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours
Learning Goal(s):

Students observe and replicate a simple solar tracker. Students will learn basic electric circuits and terminology. Students will reflect on possible improvements for solar tracker. Students will reflect on how the engineering design process is used daily.

Relevant Common Core Standard(s):
9-10.RST.7

Students will be shown a working example of a solar tracker and asked to replicate the design based on their observations. The design incorporates four solar cells arranged in two arrays with each array reverse biased such that they generate a voltage that opposes the other. Whichever array receives the most light will generate more voltage... View full description >>

Solar Car Challenge Part 8: Redesigning Your Solution & Results of the Design Process Activity

Average Rating:
0
Author:
Karen Nelson
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
physics
Energy
electricity
solar
motion
Engineering
Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours 30 min
Learning Goal(s):

To introduce students to the problem that this project will attempt to solve: building a solar car that will go straight, far, and fast to win a race.

Students will play around with the solar car kits to familiarize themselves with the materials in preparation for the solar car engineering challenge. View full description >>

Solar Car Challenge Part 7: Solutions Briefing

Average Rating:
0
Author:
Karen Nelson
Intended Grade Level(s):
6th
7th
8th
Subject Area(s) Covered:
physics
Energy
electricity
solar
motion
Engineering
Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Learning Goal(s):

To introduce students to the problem that this project will attempt to solve: building a solar car that will go straight, far, and fast to win a race.

Students will play around with the solar car kits to familiarize themselves with the materials in preparation for the solar car engineering challenge. View full description >>

Pages