Cleveland High School - Portland
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Cleveland High School was the eighth project to join the Solar 4R Schools™ program. It was one of four Portland metro area schools to receive a photovoltaic (PV) system installation supported by BEF, the Energy Trust of Oregon and Portland General Electric (PGE) during the first quarter of 2005.
As a Renewable School, Cleveland High School continues to demonstrate a commitment to bring hands-on renewable energy education to its classrooms. The school generates clean energy through the on-site 1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system provided by Solar 4R Schools™. Like all Renewable School projects, energy monitoring services and hardware have connected the system's performance data to the Energy Exploration Center at Solar4RSchools.org so it can serve as an interactive an educational tool for classrooms nationwide.
In 2006, educators at Cleveland High 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 available on the Solar4RSchools.org website. A Solar 4R Schools™ touchscreen kiosk located within the building provides a great tool for engagement. School visitors, parents, teachers and students can use it to interact with the real-time system performance data and to learn key facts about the science and benefits of solar energy generation.