Puget Sound Solar Completes 300 kW of Community Solar for Tacoma Public Utilities

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Mar 9, 2016

Puget Sound Solar has completed four community solar projects totaling 300 kW for Tacoma Power, located on the roof of their main warehouse.  Project Manager Michiel Zuidweg and his diligent team slogged through some heavy weather to finish on schedule.  Our hats are off to the whole crew; everyone gave their best effort and it shows.

Community solar enables customers to join together to support local solar energy. It is a more affordable way to receive the benefits of solar energy, and does not require home ownership, the right location, or the initial cost of installing solar panels.    Tacoma customers can join this effort by purchasing $100 units.  Customers who buy solar units will receive an annual Washington state solar production incentive payment, as well as payment for the electricity produced from the project.

Check out the energy production of one 75 kW array on its monitoring dashboard.

Jeremy Smithson

About The Author - Jeremy Smithson

Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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