Parkwood School

Location:
Shoreline, WA
Grade Level:
K-6
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.00 - kilowatts

In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, the Renewable Classroom PLUS project award from Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing 2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system into a hands-on classroom tool. The project award was made possible by the generous support of Seattle City Light.

The Solar 4R Schools team repaired the school's existing PV system. In addition, energy monitoring provided to the Parkwood School connected the live performance data from their PV system to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. At the... Read full project narrative >>

Meadows Valley School

Location:
New Meadows, ID
Grade Level:
PK-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Meadows Valley School in New Meadows, Idaho 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.

Teachers were encouraged by the attention renewable energy has been receiving locally and nationally and wanted to bring that knowledge about it to their community by integrating renewable energy education into their lesson plans. Meadows Valley hopes to impact... Read full project narrative >>

Grace Lutheran School

Location:
Pocatello, ID
Grade Level:
PK-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School project, Grace Lutheran 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 as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The system was installed on the school roof in clear view of thousands of cars that pass each day. The pre-kindergarten to 8th-grade school incorporated the live system performance data into several educational experiences, including newspaper reporting on the project, a website... Read full project narrative >>

Ola Elementary School

Location:
Ola, ID
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

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

The project reflects the... Read full project narrative >>

Journeys School - Fixed Pole

Location:
Jackson, WY
Grade Level:
PK-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

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 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 >>

Pathfinder Elementary

Location:
Seattle, WA
Grade Level:
K-8
Technology Type:

Pathfinder K-8 School was the first site designated by the Seattle School District for installation of solar equipment and the site of a major Seattle Green Power kickoff event in January 2002. Construction began in June 2002 and the project actually began producing power in January 2003. As part of a city-wide update and repair, Seattle City Light supported the repairs on the photovoltaic system at Pathfinder K-8 School. In 2008, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula,... Read full project narrative >>

Journeys School - BIPV

Location:
Jackson, WY
Grade Level:
PK-12
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-8
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. At the time of the project, students and educators used 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... Read full project narrative >>

Riverstone Community School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
PK-12
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-8
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 >>