Solar power gaining momentum in Seattle

By Bellamy Pailthorp

From carousels to picnic shelters and libraries, solar power is becoming more commonplace in Seattle.

City Light says it has seen big growth in customer demand for alternative energy over the past decade – and small solar is one of the biggest draws.

City Light’s first solar installation began providing power to the Seattle Center’s Northwest rooms, in honor of Earth Day 2000. A year later, the utility interconnected its first homeowner with solar panels. Now there are 31 demonstration projects throughout the city and hundreds of customers inquiring every year about how to offset their electricity bills by installing solar panels in their homes.

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Appeared in KPLU on August 8, 2011.

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