Darrington Middle-High School

Location:
Darrington, WA
Grade Level:
7-12
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
9.84 - kilowatts

The Science Club at Darrington Middle School has had a longstanding interest in public service and community education, with emphasis on air quality and environmentally responsible energy production. The Science Club led several initiatives on campus and within their community including initiating aluminum recycling, participating in solar car races at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seattle, and several field trips to learn more about regional power generation and renewable energy technologies.

As a Solar 4R Schools™ Renewable School project, educators within Darrington Middle... Read full project narrative >>

Pacific Lutheran University

Location:
Parkland, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

Thanks to the generous support of Parkland Light and Water, Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington received 7-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) installation in 2012.

The installation uses local Washington-made PV modules and power inverters from Silicon Energy installed in a staggered array on the roof of Facilities Management Building to accommodate shade from nearby trees. The power produced will supply the electric use needs of the building and will account for financial savings each year.

Energy monitoring provided to the university by Solar 4R Schools connected the... Read full project narrative >>

Edmonds Community College

Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.34 - kilowatts

In 2011, Snohomish County PUD worked with BEF to install a 2.34-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system in front of Snoqualmie Hall at the Edmonds Community College campus in Lynwood, Washington. This PV system is installed as an outdoor covered picnic shelter built by Sun Storage of Enterprise, Oregon. The system uses transparent PV modules designed and developed by Sanyo's Salem, Oregon facility. Energy monitoring services and hardware provided by Solar 4R Schools™ to Edmonds Community College made real-time performance data from their PV system accessible to the community. Students and... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Northwest Youth Corps - PVPower

Location:
Eugene, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Northwest Youth Corps is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through this 1.02-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. Thanks to the generous support of EWEB, the size of the PV system was increased to 40.48-kilowatts. The pole-mounted array is located in a highly-visible location at the front of the building and the power it provides will help to support entrepreneurial activities at the two-acre organic... Read full project narrative >>