Solarize Going Strong in Issaquah

This summer, homeowners in Issaquah have a chance to go solar with a community program called Solarize Issaquah. A collaborative effort of the city of Issaquah, Spark Northwest and a team of community volunteers, Solarize Issaquah is a time-limited campaign designed to help homeowners and small businesses purchase solar electric systems with a streamlined process and group purchase discount. Registration is open with upcoming workshops being held in August and September.

Solarize Northwest Sparks 5 Megawatts of Solar

This week, the Solarize Northwest movement reached a major milestone: our campaigns have resulted in over 5 megawatts of solar installations on local homes and businesses! We share this success with dozens of partners and thousands of community members like you who made it happen. Since 2011, Spark Northwest has launched 21 Solarize campaigns throughout […]

Issaquah Neighborhood Fighting Back Against Climate Change

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee paid a visit to the Issaquah Highlands Friday afternoon to celebrate a local innovator in the fight against climate change.

The governor was given a personal home tour by residents Bryan Bell and Karin Weekly, whose townhouse — part of the zHome development on Ninth Place Northeast — functions a little differently than the average American home.

Opened in 2011, zHome is the first zero net-energy multifamily project in the nation, meaning the homes replace all of the energy they consume with clean energy.

Solarize is Coming to Issaquah!

The City of Issaquah is launching a Solarize Campaign and we invite you to be a part of it!

Solarize Issaquah is a collaborative effort of the City of Issaquah, the nonprofit Spark Northwest and community volunteers designed to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in Issaquah. This is a limited-time campaign that brings neighbors together to save time and money through the group purchase of solar systems. A group of community volunteers recently selected Northwest Solar & Electric as our solar installation partner for the campaign.

Environmental program gets solar panels thanks to Solarize U

The home of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is about to get much greener thanks to a donation from UO’s Solarize U program.

A team of solar installers erected a 3.5-kilowatt solar array on the roof of a historic Eugene building that houses lawyers, scientists and other professionals working to protect communities and the environment in more than 80 countries around the globe.

Woodinville Montessori to Receive Solar Donation

Woodinville Montessori School will receive a donated solar electric system to generate renewable energy for the school through the Solarize Woodinville campaign. The system is donated by the campaign’s community-selected installer, Puget Sound Solar, and Bellingham-based solar panel manufacturer Itek Energy. “Puget Sound Solar is excited for this opportunity to promote solar education” said Pam […]

Solarize Snoqualmie Wins the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in Environmental Category!

Competing against 31 other cities and 50 projects, Northwest Seed’s Solarize Snoqualmie program has won the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the category “making a difference in your environment.” The award recognized the dramatic increase in homes with solar panels achieved  in the City of Snoqualmie and nearby communities following five […]

City earns award for Solarize Snoqualmie effort

By SnoValley Star staff

The Solarize Snoqualmie program won the City of Snoqualmie a Municipal Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Snoqualmie beat seven other cities that entered in the Making a Difference in Your Environment category. The awards are presented to cities that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in innovative city projects, according to AWC.

Solarize Shoreline Campaign: Free Educational Workshops Coming

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Solarize Shoreline is an initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses within the City of Shoreline.

It is a limited-time campaign designed to help homeowners and small businesses purchase solar electric systems with a streamlined process and group discount.

Solarize Shoreline is a collaborative effort of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), City of Shoreline, and a team of community volunteers.

Registration is now open for the workshops where residents can learn more about the program.

Snoqualmie Elementary to get solar power

By Dylan Chaffin

Snoqualmie Elementary School is the recipient of a new solar power system thanks to the “Solarize Snoqualmie” initiative’s success.

As part of the initiative, the City of Snoqualmie and NW Wind and Solar agreed that the company would donate 1-kilowatt per 10 contracts signed for residential solar panel installation.

To date, 38 households have signed up, meaning the proposed system is 3-kilowatts, but has the potential to expand to 4-kilowatts if two more contracts are signed by March 31, wrote Associate Planner Nicole Sanders in an email.

A 4-kilowatt system would offset more than 104,000 pounds of carbon dioxide during its first 25 years of operation, according to a city press release.