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Shoreline Community College
Clean Energy Technology Center
16101 Greenwood Ave North


Electricity Generation
· 4.8 kilowatts DC peak capacity

· (16) RWE Schott Solar ASE 300W modules

Project Team
· Seattle City Light
· Clean Energy Technology Center
· Shoreline Community College
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Solar Project - Shoreline Community College

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Project Summary
Shoreline Community College builds renewable energy, in more ways than one.

In 2005 Washington State University students built a Zero Energy House, completely powered by solar energy as part of that year's U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The goal was to build a 500-800 square-foot home that received all its energy needs from the sun and succeed they did.

Originally constructed on the national mall in Washington D.C. to compete in the Solar Decathlon, the building was eventually moved to Shoreline Community College and houses SCC's Clean Energy Technology Center. A 4.8 kW solar photovoltaic system, funded by Seattle City Light, provides all of the electricity, plus some, for the Center. The building is a show piece of environmental design, incorporating the latest in energy efficiency construction techniques and appliances.

The Clean Energy Technology Center is also the home for the Northwest Solar Center, a program of the WSU Cooperative Extension Energy Program. The WSU program supports the college's educational activities, assists NW utilities in implementing community solar programs, and works with legislators, local governments, and industry to promote programs that will accelerate market penetration of renewable technologies.

Shoreline Community College offers a two year renewable energy degree and two certificate programs in Zero Energy Building Practices and Solar Design.

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