Olympia Community Solar launches fourth annual Solarize campaign Clean energy program ends July 4, offers services to Thurston, Mason, Lewis counties By Jacob Dimond/jake@yelmonline.com In its continued efforts to make clean energy more accessible, Olympia Community Solar has launched the fourth annual Solarize campaign, which is available through July 4. The program will support Thurston, … Read more

By Hannah Franklin Community members joined legislators, teachers, school board members, nonprofit developers, solar sector professionals, donors and lenders on Wednesday, November 1 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate Thurgood Marshall Middle School’s Community Solar Project, a newly completed 306-panel solar array on the school’s roof. The project is a joint development between the Olympia … Read more

On November 1st we held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of our new Community Solar project at Thurgood Marshall Middle School! This unique project will reduce the school’s carbon footprint, provide meaningful energy savings, and serve as a symbol of hope for all its students for years to come. During the ceremony … Read more

Sept. 21st, 2023 The Community Solar WA Coalition underlines the need for Washington to pass legislation this session on community solar (Olympia, WA) — The Washington State House of Representatives Energy and Environment Committee today held a work session on solar energy policies for consideration. In light of this session, a broad coalition of supporters … Read more

Last month Olympia Community Solar was selected as one of 7 finalists for the Department of Energy’s 2023 Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar for our project at Merritt Manor low income apartment complex! The American-Made Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar is a prize competition from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office … Read more

Throughout Washington more than a million residents living in multifamily housing are prevented from realizing the benefits of solar energy due to a lack of an enabling solar law. The problem is becoming increasingly universal as population density increases in our urban areas and more market-rate dwelling units are under one roof. This report presents … Read more

The Olympia Farmers Market, Olympia Community Solar, and South Sound Solar have announced a partnership to complete the Sunflower Community Solar Project.

Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation, Olympia Community Solar, A&R Solar Announce Nisqually Market Solar Project Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation (MCEC) and Olympia Community Solar are excited to announce a partnership for the Nisqually Yelm Highway Market Solar Project. Construction began on July 20, 2022, installing solar panels across the Yelm Highway Market building roofs to generate … Read more

An Olympia middle school will get a community solar array on its roof next summer through a new partnership. The solar array will be at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in west Olympia, according to a news release. Olympia Community Solar, a local non-profit, is partnering with the Olympia School District on the project.

Led by Representative Sharon Shewmake, lawmakers in Olympia have approved new funding for Washington’s expired solar energy incentive program.  Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1814 on March 30th which creates a new incentive program beginning in 2023. The program will provide funding for low-income households and low-income service providers’ installing solar. Washington State University Energy … Read more