Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Community Solar

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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 shares 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 “shares”
  • Each share provides a credit to the customer for their portion of the system’s production

Proposed Community Solar Program under development in 2018

  • 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 January 2019 and be completed by June 2019
  • The District anticipates opening up subscription sales in April 2019. Check back for more details in the coming months!

Interested? Email to request program updates as they become available


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