Lone Rock School

Location:
Stevensville, MT
Grade Level:
PK-6
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

Educators and administrators within Lone Rock School realized that the economics of their country, state and community would be changing dramatically during the time that their elementary school children were receiving their formal education. They felt that the one category of business that would withstand the coming changes and still be in place for future jobs would be in the field of energy. Whether it be oil, coal, wind, solar, biomass or hydrogen that fueled future systems, their students would benefit from getting a solid education in a broadfield approach to learning about energy... Read full project narrative >>

Helman Elementary School

Location:
Ashland, OR
Grade Level:
K-5
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

Installed in August 2011, the 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided by Solar 4R Schools is located on the library roof at Helman Elementary. The project was made possible through contributions by the City of Ashland and members of the greater Helman Elementary School community.

As a Renewable School, Helman is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their PV system and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. In 2011, educators within the school... Read full project narrative >>

Snohomish High School

Location:
Snohomish, WA
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, Snohomish High School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 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 PV system was installed in the greenhouse and horticulture facility of the school campus. Its proximity to the football field and the horticulture department's existing outreach programs will engage the community about the school's commitment to renewable energy. The Career... Read full project narrative >>

Heritage High School

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Location:
Vancouver, WA
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.38 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 2.38-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system and by leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

The PV project is designed to demonstrate the benefits and opportunities created by renewable energy technology and provide a powerful learning tool for both students and the community. The project consists of a 14-module solar array. The modules are... Read full project narrative >>

Midstate Electric Cooperative

Location:
La Pine, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

Midstate Electric Coop's administration building, completed in September of 2005, was the first LEED® certified building in Central Oregon and the first LEED® certified electric cooperative in the world. 

Buildings seeking LEED® certification are evaluated in six categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation & Design. The 7-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that sits atop the building's parking structure is expected to supply 12 percent of the annual energy consumed on-site.... Read full project narrative >>

Groundwater Solar

Location:
Portland, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
267.50 - kilowatts

In 2009 Commissioner Randy Leonard flipped the switch on the city's largest operated solar array at that time. With over 1200 solar modules, the array is expected to produce 300,000 kWh of energy every year. The array was installed by EC Company and financed by a joint venture between the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Sentry Financial. The project will offset the city's energy bills for the next decade and the city will have the option to take over ownership in the future. This project represents the commitment of the Portland city government and the community in renewable energy... Read full project narrative >>

Willamette High School

Location:
Eugene, OR
Grade Level:
9-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.40 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through a  2.4-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system leveraged as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. 

The system was installed in 2006 onto the school roof and constructed with a mobile 1-kilowatt PV plant/demonstration unit. Both the fixed system and the mobile unit provided energy to charge electric vehicles built and converted in the Industry and Engineering CAM program on-site. In addition, the... Read full project narrative >>

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 >>