Celebrate the largest solar photovotaic (PV) system in Shoreline

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The City of Shoreline and non-profit Shoreline Solar Project are pleased to invite the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 31, 4 to 6 pm, to celebrate the new 20.2 kW solar electric system -- the largest solar photovotaic (PV) system in Shoreline -- on Shoreline City Hall's parking garage. The celebration will begin in the City Hall lobby, 17500 Midvale Avenue N.

Shoreline based Northwest Mechanical, Inc., installed the Made-in-Washington solar modules from Arlington-based Silicon Energy. The solar array generates electric power while also providing shade for a row of cars on the upper parking level. Seattle City Light provided assistance for solar modules and system display and monitoring services in conjunction with the Bonneville Education Foundation.

The celebration includes a tour highlighting Shoreline City Hall's extensive energy saving "green" features and a free "Solar 101" seminar covering solar electric and solar hot water systems by Shoreline Solar Project's co-founder Larry Owens. The Shoreline Solar Project has been promoting solar installations in the City of Shoreline for the past six years.

Several electric cars will be on display, including the Tesla, a roadster promising 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with the top speed electronically limited to 125 mph. It has a 236 mile range and costs about $110,000.

Shoreline Deputy Mayor Will Hall will be speaking and other City Councilmembers will be attending. Besides City and Shoreline Solar Project officials, participants include representatives from the other organizations that helped make this a successful project including Northwest Mechanical, Seattle City Light, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Silicon Energy, Rainier Industries and OPUS (the contractor that built City Hall).

For more information, contact Shoreline Solar Project at 206-306-9233 or Shoreline Environmental Programs Coordinator Rika Cecil at 206-801-2452. 

Information from the City of Shoreline
Photo courtesy Shoreline Solar


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