Source: SnoPUD.com, July 9 2019
Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program recently awarded five local organizations funds for the construction of solar energy projects. Planet Power has focused on supporting organizations that provide community services and/or renewable energy education. The program was funded through voluntary contributions from PUD customers.
In this final round of grants, Planet Power awarded $260,000 to build five photovoltaic (PV) systems with more than 112 kilowatts of installed capacity.
The five organizations receiving Planet Power grant funds are the YMCA of Snohomish County, Snohomish County Fire District No. 22, Camp Killoqua-Camp Fire of Snohomish County, Farmer Frog, and Eagle Creek Elementary.
The projects will help each organization offset part of its energy usage and create renewable energy educational and training opportunities. For example:
- The fire station’s installation will be useful in the planned development of county-wide training for other firefighters on response tactics for rooftop solar systems.
- Farmer Frog, a non-profit farm near Maltby, will continue to partner with students from local colleges and universities to work on engineering-related school projects.
- Arlington’s Eagle Creek Elementary plans to host an annual solar workshop for members of the community.