Puget Sound Energy offers grants to schools, nonprofits

February 2, 2011

By Laura Geggel

NEW — 10 a.m. Feb. 2, 2011

Eco-friendly solar panels and wind power turbines are expensive, but organizations applying for Puget Sound Energy renewable-energy grants can receive a financial helping hand.

Public schools and nonprofit institutions with a renewable-energy education focus are eligible to apply for a PSE grant, which can range from $5,000 to $20,000.

PSE’s Renewable Energy Education Program and Green Power Program have provided more than $394,100 in grants to 23 educational solar-power projects in Western Washington during the past seven years. Both programs raise public awareness about renewable-energy technologies.

In 2010, Echo Glen Children’s Center, an Issaquah School District school campus in Snoqualmie, received about $6,000 for a solar energy program.

Applicants for the 2011 are required to have used a PSE energy efficiency program within the past 36 months. Grant recipients will be able to track how much energy their school is using at any given time through a real-time, Web-based monitoring software.

Educational materials and support, including science teacher training, classroom activity guides and renewable-energy science kits are also provided.

Applicants should submit the application and plans detailing their educational goals and objectives for a solar or wind renewable-energy project before the deadline at 5 p.m. March 15.

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