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Lighting Seattle since 1905 Jorge Carrasco, Superintendent
Global Change
Location
Greenwood Elementary School
144 NW 80th Street, Seattle

Startup
October 2002

Electricity Generation
· 1120 watts peak capacity

Solar Equipment
· (8) BP Solar 140 watt multi-crystalline modules
· AEI GC1000 120VAC inverter
· Cost: $6,330

Project Team
· Seattle City Light
· Seattle Public School District
· WSU Northwest Solar Center
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Contact an Energy Advisor
(206) 684-3800

SCLEnergyAdvisor@seattle.gov

Solar Project - Greenwood Elementary School


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Project Summary
Ever since reopening in the fall of 2002 after a top-to-bottom renovation, historic Greenwood Elementary has been a showcase for how to meld green, energy-efficient construction with historic preservation. The building's exterior facade and many interior features were restored to reflect their 1920's craftsman style, but beneath the surface is 21st century technology and design standards. In addition to a state-of-the-art building envelope and climate control system, the plan for the new Greenwood Elementary included photovoltaic panels artfully concealed to retain the building's historic character. These began producing electricity in the fall of 2002, making Greenwood Elementary the first Seattle Green Power project to come on line.

   The Greenwood School solar project is not easy to see from street level; this view is from the roof.
The Greenwood School solar project is not easy to see from street level; this view is from the roof.

Live Solar Power Data

Seattle City Light has partnered with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation on this report of current and historical solar energy production data.

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