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

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.

Washington Representatives Sharon Shewmake and Liz Berry introduced legislation that aims to amend the state’s existing Production Incentive Program for renewable energy projects and and establish a new Community Solar Expansion Program.

Frustrated by the lack of local, state, and federal action to address the climate emergency, in 2019 a group of local activists set out to create tangible change.

To cut energy costs and provide more sustainable electric power for low-income residents, the Olympia City Council is considering installing a solar-electric system at Quixote Village.

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