Welcome to Solarize Seattle: Central/Southeast
Bringing the Power of Solar to your Neighborhood
If you live in central or southeast Seattle and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Seattle: Central/Southeast offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents of central and southeast Seattle neighborhoods (south of the Montlake Cut, east of I-5, west of Lake Washington, and within City of Seattle limits). Neighborhoods include Capitol Hill, Montlake, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Central District, Madrona, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, Mount Baker, Rainier Beach, and Rainier Valley.
To launch the program, Northwest SEED has teamed up with Seattle City Light and a coalition of local community groups, including Sustainable Capitol Hill, Sustainable Central District, and Sustainable Seattle. The best part -- the program is easy to understand and easy to participate in. Here's how it works:
Register in our system so we can keep you up to date on workshops and to schedule individual site assessments. Update: registration is currently closed.
2. Attend a workshop
Attend a free Solarize Seattle: Central/Southeast workshop to learn about solar energy technology, solar economics in Washington, and this limited time group purchase opportunity. Workshop attendance will put you on the fast track to receive a free site assessment. Update: the final workshop was held October 10, 2013.
3. Get evaluated
Once you've attended a workshop, you are eligible to receive a free site assessment from the competitively selected installation team. The installation team will come to evaluate your home for solar and work with you to determine the best system for your needs and budget.
4. Sign your contract
Decide whether you want to install solar on your home and sign your contract with the solar installer. Until this point, you are under no obligation to go solar. The deadline to sign your contract in order to get the Solarize discount is December 31, 2013.
5. Get Solarized!
Join the Solarize Washington movement! Once your contract is signed, the installation team will work with you to schedule your discounted solar installation.
Free Solar Power System Awarded to Two Local Community Groups
Two local community organizations – Bike Works and Clean Greens Farm & Market – will receive a donated system to generate renewable energy for their facility if enough homes in central and southeast Seattle neighborhoods choose to install solar electric systems. The first system will be awarded by Artisan Electric to Bike Works when 30 project participants have signed contracts to install solar; the second system will be awarded by Puget Sound Solar to Clean Greens Farm & Market when 60 participants have signed contracts. Solarize your home and help a local community group go solar too!