Journeys School - BIPV
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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 helped grid-tie their pole-mounted PV system. Energy monitoring provided to the school connected the live performance data from both of their PV systems to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org. Students and educators nationwide can chart, graph and analyze the system's performance data for educational purposes.
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, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.