The Island Way

What we share is stronger than what we face

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    Switch It Up!

    Reduce your overall energy usage by switching to electricity!

  • electric vehicle

    Electric Vehicles

    Find all about Electric Vehicles and why you can switch today

  • Decatur Solar Panels

    Community Solar

    New project coming in 2021. Microgrids are the future.

Co-op Members Making a Difference

  • Meet Christine and Zach Chan – an energetic farming family

    Christine Chan and her family have lived San Juan Island for almost 30 years. They raised their children, installed gardens, worked their jobs, helped their neighbors and relied mostly on wood heat. A short time ago they installed a Ductless Heat Pump in their home through OPALCO’s Switch It Up! program. They are pumped to abandon the dust and wood … Continue reading

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  • EV Road Trip – all the way home

    306 miles to get home. A couple of charging stops (Taco Bell and Walmart) and let the pup run around.  

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  • EV Road Trip – Day 4

    EV Road Trip Day 4. Pepper and I are taking it easy today. Stopping in to spend time with family  as well as visiting the Ice Harbor Dam and figuring out how get a 100% charge so we can leave on a “full tank” tomorrow for the trek back to the islands. Pushing the limit on our range (gotta freak … Continue reading

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The Island Way Podcast

Check out Season One of The Island Way podcast where we introduce our Island Way campaign and share how members can get involved.

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    Episode 1: Community Solar

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    Episode 2: The Island Way Campaign

  • Switch It Up Car

    Episode 3: Electric Vehicles

  • Episode 4: Ductless Heat Pumps

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