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Residential solar installation campaign launches

The installation initiative seeks to bring 60 to 80 new solar arrays to Mercer Island.

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 7:49am
  • Life

Based on the notable success of Mercer Island’s 2014 residential solar campaign which led to almost 50 new installations in just six months, the city is helping local clean energy advocates and community volunteers launch a second Solarize Mercer Island.

In partnership with regional non-profit group Spark Northwest, the mass solar installation initiative seeks to bring at least 60 to 80 new residential solar arrays online, and will be run as a collaborative program.

Although Washington’s solar incentives are not as generous as they were a few years ago, the 2018 version of Solarize Mercer Island should allow most participants to fully pay off their system in nine to 10 years, depending on roof location and equipment selected.

All interested property owners, residential and small business, must attend a 90-minute informational workshop to qualify for a free site assessment. Workshops begin in late June and run through the summer; dates are currently being finalized. Click here to pre-register and be notified when dates and times are set.

Read more about the city’s solar programs at www.mercergov.org/SolarPower, or Email Ross Freeman, Sustainability Manager, at ross.freeman@mercergov.org.

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