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Illinois Solar School at Eisenhower Junior High School

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
On Cass Avenue in Darien, Illinois  (just off I-55) there is a new solar school installation at Eisenhower Junior High School.  Robert (Bob) Carlo is the primary contact.  Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation funded the solar school installation with a 90% grant that covered 90% of the total cost of the project.  ReneSola donated 4 of their 250 watt PV panels through the Brian David Robertson Foundation (BDR Foundation) to help with the school’s 10% share of the cost.
The solar panels are tied to a 4 Enphase micro inverters and the Enlighten Data system and the amount of electricity generated by this system of PV Solar Panels + Inverters can be seen at the <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/darien/eisenhower-junior-high.php”>IllinoisSolarSchools.org</a> web site.
The panels are clearly visible to the students and to parents and the entire neighborhood as they were installed awning style on a south-facing wall near one of the entrances to the school.
PIX HERE
There are 571 students at Eisenhower.

On Cass Avenue in Darien, Illinois  (just off I-55) there is a new solar school installation at Eisenhower Junior High School.  Robert (Bob) Carlo is the primary contact.  Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation funded the solar school installation with a 90% grant that covered 90% of the total cost of the project.  ReneSola donated 4 of their 250 watt PV panels through the Brian David Robertson Foundation (BDR Foundation) to help with the school’s 10% share of the cost.

The solar panels are tied to a 4 Enphase micro inverters and the Enlighten Data system and the amount of electricity generated by this system of PV Solar Panels + Inverters can be seen at the <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/darien/eisenhower-junior-high.php”>IllinoisSolarSchools.org</a> web site.

The panels are clearly visible to the students and to parents and the entire neighborhood as they were installed awning style on a south-facing wall near one of the entrances to the school.

Eisenhower School

There are 571 students at Eisenhower.

Illinois Solar School at Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School

Friday, September 26th, 2014
On North Christiana Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, there is a new solar school installation at <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/chicago/mary-gage-peterson-elementary.php”>Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School</a>. Ms Karla Holcomb is the primary contact.  Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation funded the solar school installation with a 90% grant that covered 90% of the total cost of the project. Canadian Solar donated 4 of their 250 watt PV panels through the Brian David Robertson Foundation (BDR Foundation) to help with the school’s 10% share of the cost.
The solar panels are tied to a 4 Enphase micro inverters and the Enlighten Data system and the amount of electricity generated by this system of PV Solar Panels + Inverters can be seen at <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/chicago/mary-gage-peterson-elementary.php”>Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School</a>.
The panels are clearly visible to the students as they are installed on a green roof of the school right outside classroom windows.
PIX HERE
There are 845 students at Peterson.

On North Christiana Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, there is a new solar school installation at <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/chicago/mary-gage-peterson-elementary.php”>Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School</a>. Ms Karla Holcomb is the primary contact.  Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation funded the solar school installation with a 90% grant that covered 90% of the total cost of the project. Canadian Solar donated 4 of their 250 watt PV panels through the Brian David Robertson Foundation (BDR Foundation) to help with the school’s 10% share of the cost.

The solar panels are tied to a 4 Enphase micro inverters and the Enlighten Data system and the amount of electricity generated by this system of PV Solar Panels + Inverters can be seen at <a href=”http://www.illinoissolarschools.org/solar-schools/chicago/mary-gage-peterson-elementary.php”>Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School</a>.

The panels are clearly visible to the students as they are installed on a green roof of the school right outside classroom windows.

Illinois Solar School at Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School

There are 845 students at Peterson.

Hawthorn District #73: Illinois Solar Schools Update No. 2

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Here’s an update of what’s going on at Townline Elementary/School of Dual Language with the solar panels at that school:
4th grade: They are going to begin their unit on physical science about energy, which includes: solar energy and its conversion to other forms of energy such as electricity, which correlates to the Common Core Science Standards 4-ESS3.
1st grade:  Is planning on using items found within the NEED Project Kit such as the Nature Print Paper and is contemplating showing them an example of the model solar house when they begin their unit on sun, moon, and Earth
This update was provided by two teachers at the school:
Marissa and Ame
Here are some pix of the 8th grade energy fair held at Hawthorn District #73

Here’s an update of what’s going on at Townline Elementary/School of Dual Language with the solar panels at that school:

4th grade: They are going to begin their unit on physical science about energy, which includes: solar energy and its conversion to other forms of energy such as electricity, which correlates to the Common Core Science Standards 4-ESS3.

1st grade:  Is planning on using items found within the NEED Project Kit such as the Nature Print Paper and is contemplating showing them an example of the model solar house when they begin their unit on sun, moon, and Earth

This update was provided by two teachers at the school:

Marissa and Ame

Here are some pix of the 8th grade energy fair held at Hawthorn District #73

Hawthorn School Energy Fair

Hawthorn School Energy Fair

Hawthorn School Energy Fair

Hawthorn School Energy Fair

Hawthorn School Energy Fair

Solar School Projects: 3 Schools that highlight project visibility

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

One of the basic requirements for a solar school 1 kW grant project from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Project is visibility. The solar electricity panels are required to be installed so they are visible to students. The pictures below provide you with three (3) examples at schools around Illinois.

Unionridge

Unionridge

Prieto

Prieto

Elmwood

Elmwood

As you can see from the pix above, panels can be high up near the top of a tall school building (Prieto Academy in Chicago) or high on the wall of the building above the front entrance (Union Ridge) or near the ground at a level many schools call “mower height” that is near the front entrance of the school (Elmwood Jr/Sr HS). All of these installations create high visibility for the solar panels and make the solar school project at each school more successful.

Solar School at Kewanee High School in Kewanee, Illinois

Friday, April 5th, 2013

One of the newest schools in the Illinois Solar Schools Program is Kewanee High School in Kewanee, Illinois.

Illinois Kewanee High School

The installation is a 1.25 kW PV system using 5 REC 250 watt solar panels and an Enphase inverter. The panels sit at a 35 degree angle and are mounted on the edge of the roof so they are visible to the students at the school for this school year and for many years to come.

Kewanee High School has over 500 students which is rather large for a rural school but the average
class size is only 17 students. James Bryan is the Principal and our primary contact. Here is how he describes his school:

Kewanee High School offers unique programs for a rural school.  Kewanee High School offers a wide range of Career and Technical Education courses in business, family and consumer sciences, agricultural, woods, and metals(including welding). Along with our traditional educational programming, students at Kewanee High School are offered multiple avenues to explore in order to prepare them for life after graduation.  Kewanee High School also offers “dual credit” courses with the local junior college, Black Hawk – East Campus. These dual credit courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time for a nominal fee.

Gage Park is a Chicago Public School with Solar Electricity

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

On the South side of Chicago on South Rockwell Street, sits Gage Park High School. From a high perch at the top of the three story building, the six (6) SunTech photoelectric (PV) panels almost seem to be looking down the at the neighborhood. The solar electricity from these PV panels flows into the school and also helps to educate the students. As part of the educational side of this project, there is live data for the students to monitor and the school used curriculum provided by the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) from a series of teacher training workshops held in Chicago over the past few years. Most of the funding for the solar electricity system and all of the funding for the teacher training workshops came from grants funded by Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation in Chicago.

According to Gage Park Science Educator Patricia Parsons, “I found that before using this curriculum, students knew very little about solar energy and solar panels. After completing these activities, my students had a better understanding of solar energy, and how it will open up many doors for them in the future.”

The data from the Gage Park High School solar project can be found on the Illinois Solar Schools web site.

The panels were installed at 35 degree angle on the front of the school so that anyone entering the school can see the panels above their heads.

Gabriela Martin of the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is also happy with the Gage Park High School Solar School Project. “We have a long standing relationship with the Chicago Public Schools and the Gage Park Solar School Project is another example of that partnership. This project also demonstrates how it is possible to connect schools to green energy in a way that will enhance their education in science and math in the short term and may help them find green jobs in the long term. “

Gage Park Solar Panel

Gage Park Solar Panel

Gage Park Kids

Gage Park Kids

Gage Park Gazebo

Gage Park Gazebo