Solar 4R Schools

Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and Renewable energy!

Solar 4R Schools educates students about renewable energy by placing solar installations on school property, along with a data monitoring system and a curriculum package.

Energy generated by these small-scale solar-electric systems helps participating schools offset a portion of their electricity use.

Funded by Green Power Program participants and administered by the CE_Clean Energy Bright Futures program at the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Solar 4R Schools is available to K-12 schools in Idaho Power’s service area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply Today

Applications are reviewed annually on April 1. One to two projects are selected each year. Download an application here and email completed applications to

Applications should include:

  • Designation of a dedicated teacher or other school employee to champion the project
  • Examples of how teachers will use the system and data in the classroom
  • Description of how the project complements other school activities such as energy or environmental education

Click the name of any of the following schools for system information: