PG&E Solar Schools Program

Evergreen's 1.06 kW System:

We are so furtunate to have won this grant from PG&E for a FREE solar 
system! Total value is approximately $20,000! This includes the solar 
panels, monitoring system w/ 5 year subscription, teacher training and 
resources, and incredible support from all of the organizations involved. 
Please review the links below to learn more. Also, here is a partial list of 
all who made this possible:

PG&E, Dan Quigley and Alyssa Newman
Glen Kizer, The Foundation for Environmental Education
Mary Spruil, The NEED organization

Paradise Unified School District Staff:

David Hurd, Facilities Administration
Teri Williams, Accounting
Wayne Harry, Technology
Sean, Electrical
Steve Jennings, Administration
Ron Schmidt, Administration
Steve Harrington, Administration
Tom Taylor, Administration
Mike Ervin, Administration

Steve Taber, Princeton Energy
Tony Alexander, Coordinating Donations
NorthGate Rock, Soil for underneath panels, sand for wall and delivery!!!
Ace Hardware (Paradise) for a price break on the cinder blocks for the 
retaining wall

Internet Links

Below is a link to the Solar Schools website. Here you can see the 
application process, as well as program outline.
Solar Schools Program Informaion

This link will show the location of all current and future PG&E Solar 
Schools. An endless supply of data from around the state!
California Solar Schools Monitoring Website

Here is the subcontractor who installed the Evergreen system. They 
took time out of their work to explain the system to our students and to
answer several questions from students and staff. Thanks to Jake, Nick and 
Ehre Technology

Our system has Sharp brand solar panels. They have a great website - 
including a calculator to help determine if solar is right for you!

Click on the EZ Calculator  on the left hand side of this website.
Sharp Solar USA Website

Darian's grandfather owns a local solar business. Great information 
how it pays to go solar!
Sun Valley Solar

Teodor Galitev, Design and solar engineer for the project. Here is his 

Thanks to Chris Graillat of the California Department of energy for 
providing the next two informative links. Find our about the California 
Solar Initiative, an excellent solar calculator, and a list of registered 
local installers. There are also calculators on the Web site to determine 
what you need.
Go Solar California! Homepage

Home Solar Sizing Calculator

Installer List by Zip Code

An up-to-date blog on what is happening at solar schools around the country.
Energy Seeds

National Energy Education Development Project

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)

An annual Plumas County Solar Cook-Off in July

Photos of above Cook-off

English to Spanish Translator

Helmet teaches us by showing how to make your house more efficient - and 
money too!
Great Learning Site w/ Interactive PG&E Helmet

Solar Beads Source Online!

Great Solar Balloons - Great Price!

Other Resources