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Washington Middle School
2101 S Jackson Street, Seattle

July 2004

Electricity Generation
· 1400 watts DC peak capacity

Solar Equipment
· (12) Astro Power 120 watt mono-crystalline modules
· AEI GC1000 120VAC inverter
· Cost: $9,043

Project Team
· Seattle City Light
· Seattle Public School District
· WSU Northwest Solar Center

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Solar Project - Washington Middle School

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Project Summary
Placing solar panels at Washington Middle School posed a vexing set of challenges, not the least of which was due to Mother Nature. Located on a hill above Seattle's old historic downtown, Washington Middle School is exposed directly to seasonal winds coming off Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. Seattle City Light worked closely with the Seattle School District and the Seattle Planning Department to overcome these challenges. This collaboration produced an elegant, yet sturdy installation that demonstrates the practicality of photovoltaics under less-than-perfect conditions.

  Solar array anchored to wall and timbers.
Solar array anchored to wall and timbers.

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