Solar Doesn't Have to be Ugly
Solar doesn't have to be ugly, in fact it can be an interesting design element. We have been trying to coax architects to be creative with PV, but the response has been less than exciting, so we are jumping in ourselves...
Puget Sound Solar Joins Bike Month Challenge
Puget Sound Solar fielded 14 riders and placed 76th out of 1,084 organizations, logging 1,430 miles in 392 trips, not too shabby. Our stellar rider is Josh Cubbin, who logged 100 trips for the month, placing 35th among 15,800 riders...
Puget Sound Solar shines on with revamped website boosted by SeoSamba
Solar energy industry leader Puget Sound Solar (PSS) just released a brand new website and blog powered by online marketing specialist SeoSamba.
Happy Earth Day!
Here’s our gift to the planet: A house that makes more energy than it uses. Seattle City Light isn’t left out in the cold, though; we have electric vehicles that use plenty of power, as you can see in the graph below. In our quest to use only local energy resources (solar), we actually could do...
Green Home Tour This Weekend
The Northwest Green Home Tour is bigger and better than ever this year, now TWO days, with some awesome homes to visit at 47 sites in North, Central, and South Seattle, as well as on the Eastside, April 25th & 26th, from 11am to 5pm. Puget Sound Solar has three homes on the Sunday tour in Ballard
Hey, it's April: That means it's Earth (Month, Week, Day, Whatever)
That’s right, every day is Earth Day at Puget Sound Solar, but it’s hard to feel like that when it is dark, and 45 degrees, and raining in December, so we’re OK with corralling all the good vibes and unleashing them when the sun is making some serious headway. April and May are the months ...
Northwest Solar Communities
Sometimes what comes out of Olympia makes you smile Today Governor Jay Inslee issued a Proclamation recognizing Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Seattle, and Mercer Island as Northwest Solar Communities. This is a nice recognition of their involvement in a process with other stakeholders, including solar installing companies and utilities, that had an overall goal of making it easier ...
Solar Energy Is Popular With Left and Right, so What Is Up With Our Utilities?
We knew about solar’s universal appeal back in 2006 when U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R, Tennessee) sponsored the bill that brought back the federal tax credit for solar energy systems. It is just as true today, as explained in a column by Froma Harrop, published in Wednesday’s Seattle Times.
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