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Community Solar News

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

 

Co-ops across the country are building more Community Solar, and getting much more attention.  Check out this article from Green Tech Media:

Rural Co-Ops and Public Utilities Have Voluntarily Built Nearly 100MW of Community Solar. Here’s Why:

Why do you want to be involved in Community Solar?  Let us know at Solar@OPALCO.com!

EV Recap

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Awesome turnout in Friday Harbor for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Car show!

EV Variety_Edited

There was a phenomenal turnout of OPALCO members at this weekend’s event. Many supporters of energy efficiency and conservation, as well as renewable energy advocates, were present to learn about current OPALCO programs, and future projects.

We learned about the different benefits of owning an EV in the islands, and the different varieties available now from different car manufacturers. Those featured on Saturday included Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla, Mitsubishi, and BMW. Spectators also got a chance to look at the differences between 100% electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, like the now-familiar Toyota Prius.

Row of EVs_Edited

Along with highlighting why it makes sense to own an EV in San Juan County, OPALCO was there promoting renewable energy, and getting members to sign up for information about our upcoming Community Solar project, expected to break ground in 2018.  More information on this project will be available during the OPALCO Annual Meeting on Saturday May 6th, and we’re looking for interested members to sign up for our email distribution list.

If you want to be involved in Community Solar, please contact us at (360) 376-3571, or send an email to energysavings@opalco.com to get signed up!

Co-op Solar Capacity Increasing

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

 

Big news in Solar this morning:

“By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago ….”

http://www.electric.coop/cooperative-solar-skyrockets/

There are a lot of electric co-ops that are interested in expanding their solar programs, and OPALCO is one of them – in fact, in 2018 we’re planning on launching a robust Community Solar program for our membership.

Interested in OPALCO Community Solar?  Email us at energysavings@opalco.com to get on our mailing list!