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Community Solar Open Houses Announced

Mark your calendar if you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity to participate in local renewable energy generation! Construction at our Community Solar site in Arlington begins this month and we’re preparing to open up solar unit sales in April. Learn more during any of the open houses below—we look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you might have!

All open houses are from 5:30-7 p.m., with short presentations scheduled for 5:30 and 6:15. Come to whichever works best for your schedule!

March 12

Snohomish PUD Main Headquarters (Electric Building), Commission Room, 2320 California Street, Everett 98201

March 14

Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave West, Mountlake Terrace 98043

March 21

Lakewood/Smokey Point Library, 3411 169th Place NE Suite A, Arlington 98223

As part of the Arlington Microgrid Project, the PUD is planning a Community Solar program. Community Solar programs make it easier for all customers to benefit from solar energy by purchasing "units" at a community site without needing a sunny roof or funding for their own solar panels. 

Why Community Solar?

Community Solar is an easy way to access the benefits of solar energy:

  • Minimal upfront cost
  • No need to own your home or have a roof ideal for solar panels
  • No installation hassle or maintenance concerns

How it Works

  • A solar power array is developed by the utility
  • A subscription process in held for participants to buy “units”
  • Each unit provides a credit to the customer for their portion of the system’s production

Proposed Community Solar Program

  • Arlington array capacity: 500 kW AC with potential for expansion
  • PUD will build the array and administer the program
  • Site is approximately 3 acres

What’s Next?

  • Solar array construction is scheduled to start in February 2019 and be completed by June 2019
  • The District anticipates opening up subscription sales in April 2019. Watch this page for more details in the coming months!


Would You Like to Receive Updates About this Program?

Send a request to join our Community Solar email list:

Energy Hotline:

425-783-1700 (M-F, 8am to 5pm)

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