Puget Sound Energy, 21 Acres and Cascadia Community College dedicate energy monitoring project
March 19, 2012 · 2:45 PM
Puget Sound Energy (PSE), 21 Acres and Cascadia Community College will dedicate a newly installed demonstration and informational LCD kiosk enabling the electronic monitoring of on-site solar electricity generation at 21 Acres from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 21.
The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is located at 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville.
In addition, the system provides leading-edge energy efficient technologies including insulated block building shell construction, ground source heat pump, radiant slab heating and natural ventilation system preheated through a large earth berm on the buildings south side.
Funded through a grant from PSE, this is a cooperative project between 21 Acres, PSE and Cascadia Community College, whose students, in a newly formed class series titled Energy Informatics, designed the kiosk screen showing energy usage and solar generation. The PSE grant also supports classroom materials for renewable energy education and web-based monitoring software that allows students and interested community members to track how much energy is being generated as the weather changes.
Guest speaker will be Andy Wappler, PSE vice president of corporate affairs.