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.

We are based in Olympia, WA and develop projects all throughout the state with the help of our Installation and Financing Partners.

Open for enrollment!

Thurgood Marshall Community Solar Project

Purchase or donate a solar panel on a local public school!

Our non-profit organizes a group of community members to purchase or donate “solar units” to fund large solar installations, like this one we’re collaborating with the Olympia School District on.


Can you contribute a solar unit? 


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


and Funding 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. We have dozens of projects in our portfolio and have secured millions of dollars for solar projects around Washington State.

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

Aiming High

Our mission at Olympia Community Solar is to steward an equitable and accessible transition to clean energy through community solar education, policy, and project development.

Our Supporters

The Tides Foundation

The Tharp Family

The Moon Family

Trudy Soucoup

Brian Wilcox

Nisqually Charitable Fund

A&R Solar Employees

Community Foundation of the South Puget Sound

Olympia Federal Savings

Common Questions

Community solar overcomes barriers to solar energy. Those who cannot put solar on their own roof or afford solar individually can participate in and benefit from community solar.  Renters, multifamily buildings, and shaded buildings are only a few of the many barriers to solar ownership.

Community solar accelerates the adoption of solar energy through collaborative investment. We are powerful together. 

Community solar builds new economic opportunities and creates good paying jobs.

Community Solar reduces pollution. 

No, we’re a board directed non-profit team that develops community solar projects, supports project participants, and provides project administration. We can develop educational materials and provide seminars at request.

The Thurgood Marshall Community Solar project is currently open for enrollment.  Join the project here.

Compare a private garden in your backyard 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. See our Hummingbird and Sunflower Projects for more details. 

Washington residents, businesses, and nonprofits can all participate in our community solar projects.

Anybody can donate to our projects and mission. 

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