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The Clearwater School

Participation in this solar project is an expression of The Clearwater School’s commitment to sustainable practices. Through this project, students learn how solar energy is harnessed and how solar systems are designed and implemented. The solar system and accompanying curriculum provide hands-on experience with sustainable sources of power.

The photovoltaic (PV) system features a single 2.38 kW array of 14 Scholt Solar 120-watt PV modules. Under full sun conditions, the system could light more than 150 compact fluorescent light bulbs. Over a year, it will produce more than 2,300 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy.

The Clearwater School was founded in 1996 and has been a Washington State certified private school since 1999. The school is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves children ages 4-19 as a K-12 school. The educational experience at Clearwater provides a unique continuity for students who are able to begin kindergarten in the same school where they will achieve their high school diploma.

The goal of this project is to install a photovoltaic system that will substantially reduce the school's electricity costs and provide an opportunity to educate the community, students, and student families of the benefits of solar energy and conservation efforts. The Clearwater School's participation in this project is an important component of the school's institutional goal of developing as a community learning center that showcases effective, sustainable environmental practices.

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