Growing Washington Solar One Community At A Time
Olympia Community Solar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to steward an equitable and accessible transition to clean energy.
Residential Solar Group Purchase
Olympia Community Solar leverages our relationships in the solar industry to negotiate special solar installation and financing offers for local customers.
Customers access reduced cost solar installations, vetted contractors, and rely on our non-profit to serve as your solar advocate.
Our 2021 & 2022 Solarize campaigns resulted in 200 solar installations, $3.4 Million dollars of investment, all in the Puget Sound area!
Solar Project Development Services
Over the past four years our team has partnered with Tribes, Public Agencies, Non-profit organizations, and commercial entities to support their solar energy installations with grants.
Contact us to learn how we can support developing and funding your solar project.
A Track Record of Success
Our mission at Olympia Community Solar is to steward an equitable and accessible transition to clean energy.
Common Questions About Community Solar
Community solar overcomes barriers to solar energy.
Despite the advantages of solar energy, a vast majority of Washingtonians lack access to it. Washington’s 3.2 million renters, 700 thousand low-income residents, multifamily housing residents, and families living in shaded or old homes are unable to access rooftop solar. Nationally, Greentech Media estimates that 77% of households are left out of the rooftop solar industry, and are unable to access the benefits of solar.
The Thurgood Marshall Community Solar project is currently open for enrollment. Join the project here.
Our 2023 Residential Solarize program has ended, the program will reopen in March 2024.
Compare a private garden to a community garden with many plots.
Community solar projects are group owned, split into affordable units. Each participant or donor purchases units to help pay for the solar project. The Olympia Community Solar team develops and maintains the system for you.
Residential solar projects are privately owned by a homeowner, reducing their electric bills. The Olympia Community Solar team supports homeowners to invest in solar with our Solarize Program.
Washington residents, businesses, and nonprofits can all participate in our community solar projects.
Anybody can donate to our projects or organization through our support page.
No, we’re a board directed non-profit team that develops community solar projects, supports project participants, and provides project administration.
We’ve supported homeowners, businessowners, public entities, nonprofits, Tribes, and policymaker to learn about, promote, and contract local solar projects.