Smart Energy Living Alliance Colorado Solar Schools

About

The Smart Energy Living Alliance has begun Phase 2 to revitalize solar energy education for the schools that participated in the Solar Schools Program which was launched in 1998-99 by the Xcel Energy Renewable Trust. SELA will accomplish the following during the 2007-08 school year:

  • Upgrade hardware for solar systems.
  • Connect the solar systems to a network so data is accessible on the web.
  • Train teachers and staff how to access the data and teach solar lessons in the classroom.
  • Establish ongoing communication that will keep teachers involved with the program.
  • Raise awareness of solar energy and solar energy education with hundreds of students and their families.
  • Raise awareness of this project with the other Solar Schools that are not currently participating.

Completed Schools 2006-07:

  • Horizon High School- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Vantage Point High School- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Century Middle School- Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Isaac Newton Middle School-Littleton Public Schools

New Schools 2007-08:

  • Maple Grove Elementary School- Jefferson County Schools
  • Ralston Elementary School- Jefferson County Schools
  • Chatfield Senior High School- Jefferson County Schools
  • Dakota Ridge Senior High School- Jefferson County Schools
  • Ken Caryl Middle School- Jefferson County Schools
  • Everitt Middle School- Jefferson County Schools
  • 4 additional schools-TBD

The Colorado Solar Schools project is a partnership between:

Smart Energy Living Alliance

Smart Energy Living Alliance

SELA is a cooperative effort of businesses, utilities, energy users and other partners committed to transforming the energy marketplace.

SELA provides unbiased information, tools and resources to help consumers make intelligent, responsible energy decisions. Informed energy users will live more efficiently, reducing their energy use and their utility bills while they enjoy increased comfort and resale value. Learn more.

Xcel Energy's Renewable Energy Trust

Xcel Energy's Renewable Energy Trust

The Renewable Energy Trust is a voluntary, customer-driven charitable fund established in 1993 to help develop renewable energy sources in Colorado for the benefit of local schools, nonprofits, and public/community organizations.  The Renewable Energy Trust is administered by The Denver Foundation under the guidance of customers like you who are concerned about preserving our environment for generations to come.

Every dollar contributed to the Renewable Energy Trust is used to purchase and install renewable energy projects such as solar electricity systems for community organizations that would otherwise be unable to afford this technology.  Funds are also used to develop educational materials and classroom curriculum to teach children about the benefits of renewable energy. Learn more.