Growing Washington Solar

One Community
At A Time

Olympia Community Solar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, working everyday toward 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.

Now Open!

Solarize Group Purchasing

Olympia Community Solar leverages our relationships in the solar industry to negotiate special solar installation and financing offers for local customers. 

Customers can access reduced cost solar installations, reduced interest rates on solar loans, and rely on our non-profit to serve as your solar advocate. 

Our 2021 campaign resulted in more than 130 solar installations, $2.7 Million dollars of investment.  

Upcoming!

Sunflower Community Solar Project Ribbon Cutting

On Sunday, June 12th at 6:00pm we would like to invite you to join us for a lovely evening at the Olympia Farmers Market to celebrate the Sunflower Community Solar project. Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, live music, a video premier, special guest speakers, and a ribbon cutting!

 

The 75 kilowatt solar installation now provides the market with 100% of its energy needs, powering local vendors with clean community owned electricity! With this solar array we’re reducing pollution, reducing energy costs, and bringing the community together.  Please join us on June 12th at 6:00pm for the party and ribbon cutting!

Support our legislative effort for community solar policy:

Community Solar Washington

  • Expand access to solar energy.
  • Create new jobs and investment.
  • Create a competitive community solar marketplace.

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.

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.

Our Community Solar projects are currently sold out. Learn more and join a waitlist 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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