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Trail Wind Elementary School

Location:
Boise, ID
Grade Level:
K
1st
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4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
3.72 - kilowatts

Completed in Spring of 2018, this 3.9 kW roof top solar photovoltaic system generates an estimated 5,600 kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. Funded by an Idaho Power grant, the system’s high efficiency panels provide the equivalent to the usage of about nine barrels of oil per year. Educational resources, including live data monitoring, and teacher training from BEF’s CE Bright Futures program provide Trail Wind Elementary with the tools needed to incorporate renewable energy

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Vose Elementary

Location:
Beaverton, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
84.48 - kilowatts

Completed in Summer of 2017, this 84.4 kW roof top solar photovoltaic system generates about 91,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. A total of 254 high efficiency panels provide the equivalent to powering 7 average US homes per year. Beaverton School District is commited to sustainability, renewable energy, and energy and resource conservation education for its students, staff, and community. See live production data for real time solar generation. Read full project narrative >>

Canton, OH - Educators' Workshop

Location:
Massillon, OH
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Canton, OH in October 2017. Twenty-four educators from 12 school districts all came together at the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, OH to engage in a renewable energy educator workshop. The subjects taught by teachers at this training crossed many disciplines, including: science, robotics, social studies, math, agriculture, ELA, and natural resources. Participants were excited to engage in the topic of renewable energy and wanted to gain... Read full project narrative >>

Winsted, CT - Educators' Workshop

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Location:
Winsted, CT
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
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9th

Arconic Foundation supported STEM teacher professional development for educators in the region surrounding Arconic facilities in Winsted, CT in September 2017. Thirteen educators from four different school districts met at The Gilbert School to engage in a training focusing on renewable energy education. Representatives from Arconic Power & Propulsion, CREC (Capitol Region Education Council), and Eversource Energy were present to participate in the training and share information about energy-related careers and local energy resources. This effort was part of Arconic Foundation’s... Read full project narrative >>

Sato Elementary

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
PV System Size:
76.20 - kilowatts

Completed in Summer of 2017, this 76.2 kW roof top solar photovoltaic system generates about 91,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy each year. A total of 269 high efficiency panels provide the equivalent to powering 7 average US homes per year. Beaverton School District is commited to sustainability, renewable energy, and energy and resource conservation education for its students, staff, and community. Electricty... Read full project narrative >>

Oregon Coast STEM Hub

Location:
Newport, OR
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

On October 10, 2016 the Oregon Coastal STEM Hub hosted the 2016 Coastal Learning Symposium at Newport Middle School with a goal to make meaningful connections to the Oregon Coast for PK- 12 educators and students. The Solar 4R Schools program offered a Renewable Energy Inquiry and Engineering workshop to area teachers. There were a total of 22 attendees from 3 different school districts present. Participants at the workshop engaged with a variety of activities; including the construction of a Copenhagen solar oven, exploring electric circuits, and crafting solar boats. Every teacher... Read full project narrative >>

Seattle Puget Sound

Location:
Everett, WA
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

In 2015, 18 educators from 8 different school districts convened for a “Solar Energy and Opportunities for Inquiry in My Classroom” workshop. The workshop was held at Everett Public School District Community Center. Teachers worked together on activities that included making a Copenhagen solar oven, building simple circuits, and putting together solar cars. Along with the renewable energy workshop, teachers received custom science kits and access to the online educator library to implement in their classrooms.  Read full project narrative >>

Rainier School District #13

Location:
Rainier, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
8.00 - kilowatts

Rainier School District’s photovoltaic (PV) system was installed in summer of 2017. A collaboration between the Rainier School District, Columbia River PUD, and Bonneville Power Administration, this 8-kilowatt PV installation demonstrates the practicality of photovoltaics while providing additional learning opportunities for vistors of the District. In addition to building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, Solar 4R Schools has transformed the school's existing PV system into a... Read full project narrative >>

Zenger Farm

Location:
Portland, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.60 - kilowatts

Through Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund, Zenger Farm added solar energy education to its suite of hands-on environmental education programs in 2017. Over the course of one day, 8 volunteer and staff educators came together to increase their understanding of and comfort teaching about solar electricity and circuits and started the process of integrating solar heating and solar electric concepts into existing programs around plants, the sun, and seasons. Zenger Farm’s 7.6 kW photovoltaic (PV)... Read full project narrative >>

Ophir Elementary School

Location:
Gallatin Gateway, MT
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
7.00 - kilowatts

The Big Sky School District #72 is a learning community nestled in Montana’s Gallatin Canyon on the banks of the Gallatin River. It is in this unique environment that we provide a comprehensive education for all learners within our community. We are deliberate about cultivating student’s experiences in an inclusive school environment while challenging them to strive for personal excellence and foster respect through compassion for others, our environment and the world.
Since 1906, Ophir Elementary and Middle school have been providing education to the children of the Gallatin Canyon.... Read full project narrative >>

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