On January 17th, the Solarize NE Seattle campaign was launched by Northwest SEED’s Solarize Washington program and co-led by Sustainable NE Seattle. Solarize Washington is a program to make it easier “going solar,” like this house on 33rd Ave NE to the left, by aggregating interested neighbors together with local installers to realize bulk purchasing rates of solar panels and reduced overall costs. In the one month since the program launched, over 170 folks have registered for a solar site assessment and 4 homes have contracted to install 21.4 kilowatts of power. However, the goal of the Solarize NE Seattle campaign is to install 200 kilowatts by the end of this summer.
Appeared in Wedgwood Community Council on February 16, 2012.