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 >>

Columbia River High School

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

As a Renewable School, Columbia River High School is demonstrating its commitment to sustainable living and a clean energy future. The school is generating renewable solar energy through their awarded 2.16-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance data as an interactive, real-world educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms.

Energy monitoring awarded to the school connects the system's performance data the web-based Energy Exploration Center at... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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La Pine Middle School

Location:
La Pine, OR
Grade Level:
6-8
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.00 - kilowatt

As a Renewable School, La Pine Middle 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. This project, made available through the generous support of Wells Fargo, helps increase student and public understanding of renewable energy and sustainable living practices. It also helps foster a deeper understanding of renewable energies, technologies, and continual thinking of... Read full project narrative >>