R.E. Jewell Elementary students to learn about solar energy, celebrate completion of solar array
Students at R.E. Jewel Elementary will learn about solar energy and build their own solar-powered cars! Find out more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — On Friday, fifth-graders at R.E. Jewell Elementary School in southeast Bend will take a deep dive lesson into solar energy, learn about how it’s generated and get to build their own solar-powered cars as part of a celebration of the school’s new grant-funded solar array.
The solar array is expected to produce 56 megawatt hours of electricity annually and is on the roof of the school’s new multi-purpose building, funded by the 2017 construction bond.
“I’m excited to walk students through how solar panels work and check out the monitoring system so students can…
Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery ‘hybrid’ plant
A new renewable energy plant, and the first of its kind, is being commissioned in Lexington, OR. Learn more about it here.
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Wednesday that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there is the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America.
The project, which will generate enough electricity to power a small city at maximum output, addresses a key challenge facing the utility industry as the U.S. transitions away from fossil fuels and increasingly turns to solar and wind farms for power. Wind and solar are clean sources of power, but utilities have been forced…