Solar Power Is In Woodinville’s Future

Written by Briana Gerdeman

Woodinville residents will have a way to get solar power installed cheaply and easily, and the first chance to get involved is this week.

The project, called Solarize Woodinville, will be managed by the nonprofit Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development.) The first Solarize campaign was started by a grassroots group in Portland, and now Solarize campaigns have spread across the country. Northwest SEED has completed 18 Solarize campaigns resulting in more that 800 installations of solar panels, said Jill Eikenhorst, project coordinator for Northwest SEED. Eikenhorst spoke about Solarize Woodinville at last week’s City Council meeting.

A Solarize Woodinville Campaign Training and Kickoff will be held Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at 21 Acres in Woodinville, located at 13701 NE 171st Street. Anyone who’s interested can RSVP to or 206-457-5403. The meeting is open to all in the 98072 and 98077 area codes, but is primarily geared toward people who want to serve as organizers, or solar ambassadors.

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Appeared in The Woodinville Weekly on January 25, 2016.

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