Hamilton International Middle School

Location:
Seattle, WA
Grade Level:
6-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.00 - kilowatts

Hamilton International School in Seattle, Washington has a unique history with the Solar 4R Schools program. While initially the recipient of a Renewable Classroom project, thanks to the support of the Walmart Foundation and The Foundation for Environmental Education, the school upgraded their commitment to renewable energy education in 2012 as a Renewable School.

As a Renewable School, Hamilton is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 5-kilowatt on-site photovoltaic (PV) system (installed in 2012) and leveraging the... 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 using 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 >>

Trinity Lutheran College

Location:
Everett, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.52 - kilowatts

The 2.52-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installed at Trinity Lutheran College in 2010 reflects the school’s commitment to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about renewable sources of power. The system is a major element of their Rooftop Garden and Children’s Play Area.

The photovoltaic (PV) system features a single 2.52-kilowatt array of 12 Evergreen 210-watt PV modules. Under full sun conditions, the system could light more than 175 compact fluorescent lights. Over a year, it will produce more than 2,500 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy.
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Raymond Schools

Location:
Raymond, WA
Grade Level:
PK-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
5.44 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Raymond Elementary School in Raymond, Washington is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their awarded 5.44-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in classrooms throughout the district.

Educators throughout the Raymond School District 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... Read full project narrative >>

Forest Grove Light & Power

Location:
Forest Grove, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.90 - kilowatts

Forest Grove Light & Power was founded in 1895 and is the third oldest municipal electric utility in the state of Oregon. Power was first generated locally by means of a small hydroelectric plant and later by steam and diesel generators. Since 1939, Forest Grove Light & Power has purchased the majority of its power from Bonneville Power Administration.

With help from the BEF, the utility installed a 7.9-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) project and charging stations at the utility offices in 2010. The project is directly visible from the street and has a live data kiosk in the... Read full project narrative >>

Groundwater Solar

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

In 2009 Portland, OR City 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... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>