City Hall solar installation -- largest in Shoreline -- comes on line

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The City of Shoreline and non-profit Shoreline Solar Project are pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 31 to celebrate the new 20.2 kW solar electric system on Shoreline City Hall's parking garage. The Shoreline Solar Project has been promoting solar installations in the City of Shoreline for the past six years. 

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 an entire row of cars on the upper parking level.   Seattle City Light provided support for the solar installation through its Green Power Demonstration Program, which will include web-based data monitoring and an interpretive display in the City Hall lobby."

The community is invited to the celebration that will include a tour highlighting Shoreline City Hall's extensive energy saving "green" features and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the City. Participants will include officials and representatives from the City of Shoreline, Northwest Mechanical, Seattle City Light, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Silicon Energy, Rainier Industries, OPUS (the contractor that built City Hall), Shoreline Solar Project and, most importantly, the public.
After the ribbon cutting, Shoreline Solar Project's co-founder Larry Owens is presenting a free "Solar 101" seminar covering solar electric and solar hot water systems including those installed on the City Hall property.

Wednesday, March 31 – 4 to 6 pm

Council Chambers, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N

4:00 pm Solar Electric System Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

4:30 pm Tour of Shoreline City Hall's green features

5:00 pm Solar 101 seminar
Light refreshments will be served

For more information, contact Maryn Wynne, Shoreline Solar Project at 206-306-9233
Photos courtesy of Shoreline Solar Project


Larry Owens March 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

There will also be a Tesla electric roadster parked in the EV charging spaces on the upper parking deck. If you haven't seen this car, it is a supercar that just happens to run only on electricity. The City Hall parking garage has both 120V and 240V charging stations for electric vehicles.

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