City Light’s popular Community Solar Project is expanding, and Seattle residents will soon have the opportunity to take part in the state’s largest solar project. The next installment of the program is planned for the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, where panels will be installed on buildings at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
The project will allow hundreds of City Light customers to offset their electrical usage by buying “shares” of the system. These sort of innovative projects allow all of our community to invsest in and benefit from solar even if their home or business isn’t perfectly suited for panels itself.
Each unit will be sold for $150 and the cost can be added to a participant electric bill and paid in two installments.
In addition to the good feeling that comes from helping the environment, participants will receive credit for their unit’s production on their City Light bill through June 2020. It is estimated that incentives will total more than $190 per unit by the time the program ends, so the investment could more than pay for itself as long as customers stay in the City Light billing area.
If you are interested in participating, be sure to sign up for email updates to hear when the units are on sale. The last installment of the Community Solar Project sold out in just 6 weeks. Visit the Community Solar website to learn more.