By Thea Chard
Sustainable Queen Anne, in partnership with NW Seed, is kicking off the Solarize Queen Anne Project at its December holiday meeting tonight, Monday, December 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2501 Westview Dr W (corner of Wheeler).
Solarize Queen Anne is a neighborhood effort designed to bring solar energy to Queen Anne homes (including multifamily buildings), wherein interested neighbors will come together to enjoy significant savings through the bulk purchase of solar electric panels. Other benefits of the program include creation of local green jobs, reduction of your utility bill, and reduction of carbon emissions. This project is intended to replicate the successes of a similar model implemented in Portland last year, which has so far quadrupled Portland’s residential solar installations and helped to bring down solar prices throughout Oregon.
Appeared in Queen Anne View on December 6, 2010.