Solarize Shoreline Campaign: Free Educational Workshops Coming

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Solar panels were installed at the City Hall garage
in 2010 in partnership with the Shoreline Solar Project

going solar...

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. 

Solarize Shoreline will hold the first workshop on Thursday, June 23, 7:00 to 8:30pm at Shoreline City Hall.

A volunteer committee selected Northwest Electric and Solar as the solar installer for the campaign. The committee made its selection through a competitive process. Participants in the campaign will be eligible not only for a group discount, but also for federal and state incentives for solar energy.

“Many people don’t realize that the price of solar has dropped over 50% in the past five years, so going solar is more achievable than you might think,” said Jill Eikenhorst, project coordinator for Northwest SEED. 
“With federal and state incentives and the Solarize discount, solar is an effective way to lock in energy prices and produce clean energy that you can feel good about.”

To qualify for a free site assessment and community pricing, interested residents and business owners should attend one of three free educational workshops. Workshop attendees will learn about the technology; site assessments and installation; costs and incentives; and maintenance. Registration is now open.

Workshops are set for the following dates and locations: 
  • Thursday, June 23, 7 to 8:30pm, Shoreline City Hall Council Chamber, 17500 Midvale Ave N
  • Saturday, July 23, 10:30am to Noon, Shoreline Community College, 1500 Building, Room #1508, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133 (campus maps)
  • Thursday, August 11, 7 to 8:30pm, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th 

Workshops are free and open to the public, and residents and businesses in Shoreline are eligible for the group discount.

Northwest SEED has managed or trained the managers of 18 Solarize campaigns in Washington and Oregon, resulting in over 900 solar installations and $21 million invested.

Additional information here.

Corrected photo caption to read Shoreline Solar Project 06-09-16

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