In 2008, 10 school districts received the donation and free installation of a 1 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that converts sunlight into electricity. Included in the package is an online monitoring tool that provides real-time data on the system’s generation and the amount of electricity generated. In 2009, 15 school districts received the installation, teacher training, and classroom resources. In 2010, 8 new school districts joined the TXU Energy Solar Academy. In 2011, the TXU Energy Solar Academy will add more school districts and provide schools with opportunities for training and classroom resources.

The system is an educational demonstration at the school site and generates electricity while the sun is up. The school receives solar generated electricity (likely between 1,400 kWh and 2,200 kWh per year) for many years to come. The data acquisition system monitors the generation of solar electricity in real time and displays it on the internet for all teachers, students and their families to use in classroom lessons and activities. The TXU Energy Solar Academy school districts compare and contrast their data with other districts in Texas and across the United States.

The PV system consists of three parts: The data collection system, the inverter, and the solar panels.

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ISD Installed Date Location
August 6, 2013 TXU Energy Sierra Office
2008 Solar Academy


Installed Date


Aransas County ISD August 21, 2008 Rockport-Fulton High School
Cleburne ISD February 28, 2008 Cleburne High School
CyFair ISD May 14, 2008 Science Resource Center
Flour Bluff ISD January 14, 2009 Flour Bluff Intermediate School
Frankston ISD August 14, 2008 Frankston Elementary School
Goose Creek ISD January 30, 2009 Ross S Sterling High School
Klein ISD August 22, 2008 Kleb Intermediate School
Mesquite ISD August 13, 2008 Mesquite High School
Trinity Valley School January 30, 2009 Trinity Valley School
Wichita Falls ISD June 23, 2008 Kirby Junior High School
2009 Solar Academy
ISD Installed Date Location
Branch ISD
October 10, 2009 Dan Long Middle School
Celina ISD September 30, 2009 Celina Middle School
Donna ISD November 16, 2009 Donna High School
Duncanville ISD October 6, 2009 Duncanville High School
Ector County ISD August 10, 2009 Wilson & Young Medal of Honor Middle School
Fort Worth ISD October 5, 2009 Arlington Heights High School
Katy ISD May 20, 2009 Morton Ranch Elementary School
Magnolia ISD July 15, 2009 Williams Elementary School
International Museum
of Art and Science
Sept. 16, 2009 International Museum of Art and Science – McAllen
McKinney ISD June 10, 2009 Minshew Elementary School
Nacogdoches ISD August 27, 2009 Nacogdoches ISD
Spring ISD February 4, 2010 Roberson Middle School
Waller ISD November 25, 2009 Field Store Elementary
Tyler, Tx February 20, 2010 All Saints School
Lampasas ISD May 09, 2010 Taylor Creek School
2010 Solar Academy
ISD Installed Date Location
UTPA August 2010 University of Texas Pan American
Lakehill Preparatory School December 12, 2010 Lakehill Preparatory School
Birdville ISD December 12, 2010 North Richland Middle School
Cedar Hill ISD December 20, 2010 West Intermediate School
Corsicana ISD December 27, 2010 Corsicana High School
Jacksboro ISD February 28, 2011 Jacksboro High School
Arp ISD February 28, 2011 Arp High School
Fort Bend ISD February 28, 2011 Fort Bend ISD Central Office