The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state.
These installations will result in a $6.1 million reduction in the energy burden of low-income households and nonprofits that have served low-income communities for more than 25 years.
The Low-Income Solar Deployment Program is part of Washington’s Clean Energy Fund, which was established in 2013. These grants will result in 2.8 megawatts (MW) of nameplate generation from new solar installations — enough solar power to serve about 322 average households per year or more than 12 million electric vehicle miles, Commerce stated.
The projects awarded funding are:
- The Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP)
- Lummi Nation
- Olympia Community Solar
- Opportunity Council
- Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO)
- Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
- Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD)
- Yakima Valley Partners (YVP) Habitat for Humanity
Click here to learn more about these projects.