August 31, 2022 - UPDATE
The rooftop installation of the 100-kilowatt solar panel system on Highline High School is complete on the exterior. Some final punch list items remain, including selecting and installing a revenue grade metering system to meet the requirements of Seattle City Light's renewable energy credits program and connecting to the power grid. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.
August 5, 2022
August 4 was solar panel delivery day at Highline High School! Two 2021 graduates and the current president of the HHS Environmental Club were charged up at 8:00 a.m. to see the first of 285 panels, lifted by a very tall crane to the roof of the 3-story school.
In the photos, Nha Khuc, Jordan Powers and Kim Nguyen show off their Student Leadership Award given by former Superintendent Susan Enfield and the Washington Association of School Administrators Region 110 to the club this spring, recognizing their impact on their school and community since their effort began in 2020.
Mentor Elly-Hien Trinh from Sustainable Burien and Highline Public Schools' Senior Construction Manager Ruth Meraz-Caron met up with the young leaders to watch the Premier Power Electric crew and check up on the 100-kilowatt project they instigated and advocated for, including a $12,000 community fundraiser and successful applications for a $110,000 grant from Washington State Department of Commerce and $125,000 in future renewable energy credits from the Seattle City Light Green Up program.
The 360-watt Silfab Solar Inc. modules are Made in Washington--part of the grant requirements.