Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the resources of the future.
Highline High School Environmental Club Solar Project
100kW system—the first and the largest system in South King County Public Schools
Led by Burien low-income BIPOC youths
Sustainable Burien is the project manager and we host bi-monthly meetings for any interested students and community members to collaborate on the project.
The project started in August 2020. You can read more about it on Burien Magazine (Sep 02, 2021), Highline Public Schools (Aug 18, 2021), South Seattle Emerald (Aug 16, 2021), and B-town blog (Dec 20, 2020).
To donate, please visit the HHS Solar group’s GoFundMe, or the Highline Schools Foundation’s project website.
For donations by check, make the check out to “Highline Schools Foundation” and mail to:
Highline Schools Foundation
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW,
Burien, WA 98166
Re: Highline High School Solar Panel Project
OLYMPIA, WA – January 12, 2022; $110,100 Awarded for Highline High School Solar Project
The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.5 million in grants to state and local government agencies to install solar panels at public buildings in communities throughout the state. The 29 projects will provide over 2.2 megawatts of solar and will produce more than 3 million kWh annually—enough to power about 280 homes.
Highline Public Schools ($110,100) for the Highline High School Environmental Club Solar Project to install 99.9kW
“I congratulate the students from the Highline High School Environmental Club and their community partners, for instigating and electrifying efforts to raise funds and write grants to build their dream of a 100-kilowatt solar power installation on the roof of our new high school building,” said Scott Logan, chief operations officer of Highline Public Schools. “Thank you to the Department of Commerce for helping fund their dream of a better future.”
Next meeting Friday February 4th, 2022 from 5 to 6pm, PST.
All upcoming meetings are hosted via Zoom. Link can be acquired by emailing [email protected].
Feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors and business people who have an interest in helping create Sustainable Burien.
If you have questions, please ask and we’ll do our best to respond.
Sustainable Burien was started in January of 2008 to promote and participate in the creation of a sustainable community in Burien. We invite all residents and businesses to participate in creating a sustainable local community by sharing their ideas, passions, knowledge and talents.
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