Thursday, April 26, 2012

Solarize NE Seattle Holding Free Workshop Saturday At St. Stephens And Registration For Program Extended Through Monday

Solarize Seattle: Northeast is holding  is holding a free educational workshop on Saturday from 11-noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (4805 NE 45th Street.)

The Solarize NE Seattle campaign’s limited-time offer provides a discounted price on solar installations and assists community members with a step-by-step educational process to purchase solar systems.

To date, 21 Northeast Seattle residents out of 300 city-wide, have already contracted to install solar on their homes, adding more than 100 kilowatts of clean solar energy to the city’s power grid.

In January, Kathy, a Laurelhurst resident and and homeowner with solar PV, told us that Laurelhurst was one of several NE neighborhoods selected in the state, to be part of the Northeast Neighborhood Solarize Project, which brings neighbors throughout Seattle together to enjoy significant discounts through the group purchase of solar systems.

Northeast Seattleites who want to participate in the Solarize program should register online by Monday. Registrants will have access to free educational workshops, a free site assessment to determine solar suitability, and a 25 percent price discount derived from the program’s economies of scale.

"Solarize Seattle:Northeast is a community effort designed to drive solar installations through agroup purchase program.  Northwest SEED’s past Solarize campaigns in Queen Anne and Magnolia increased Seattle’s annual installation rate by 100% in 2011. 

"Northwest SEED is a nonprofit organization with a mission to establish a clean, diverse, and affordable Northwest energy system based on the efficient use of renewable resources.  We work directly with communities to identify practical solutions that support sustainable local economy founded on locally owned energy assets" the website says.

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