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.

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Residential Solar Group Purchase

"Solarize" Campaigns

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!

The Merritt Manor low-income solar project, funded by Olympia Community Solar

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

Aiming High

Our mission at Olympia Community Solar is to steward an equitable and accessible transition to clean energy.

Our Projects

Merritt Manor

Located in east Olympia, Merritt Manor is a low-income housing development with eighty two apartments. Thanks to our installation, each apartment will save about $260

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Media Island International

In February 2021 the Olympia Community Solar team supported Media Island International to replace their roof and install a 9.3 kW solar photovoltaic system. Media

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Homes First

Homes First has a mission to create and maintain healthy, safe, and affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. Homes First has served

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Solarize Thurston 2021

Have you considered installing solar energy? Residents and businesses of Thurston, Mason, Pierce, and Lewis Counties can access solar at prices below market rates, thanks

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Project Awards

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.

Supported by Solar Industry Leaders:

Northwest Electric and Solar LLC is a full-service Washington State commercial and residential electrical contracting company focusing on clean energy, including solar photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and energy efficiency.
Founded in Seattle in 2005, Sunergy Systems is an employee-owned company specializing in the sales, design, and installation of solar electric and back-up energy storage systems for residential homes with over 2,500 solar installations for 15-megawatts of clean energy throughout the Puget Sound area. Our mission is to provide a world-class customer service experience and sustainable energy solutions and practices to protect the environment.

A&R Solar

A&R Solar installs solar for homes and businesses throughout Washington and Oregon. We proudly operate as a Certified B Corporation and are employee owned and operated.


Established in 1934 PSCCU is not only a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, but we have grown to become a proactive contributor to environmental sustainability, financial security for others, and job creation. PSCCU is proud to be Washington’s Green Credit Union!