Project Description

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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ISDInstalled DateLocation
August 6, 2013TXU Energy Sierra Office
2008 Solar Academy


Installed Date


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