Seattle City Light will be featuring energy efficiency and renewable energy programs during NW Solarfest at Shoreline Community College this Saturday. We’re even making ice cream with power from the Sun.
We’ll be hosting an open house at the Zero Energy House, which uses integrated systems, including heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, hot water, lighting, appliances and communications, for maximum energy savings. Excess heat from refrigeration, for example, is used to help heat water. Rooftop solar panels paid for by Seattle City Light’s Green Power program provide enough electricity to power all its operations, including the ice cream we’ll be making.
Green Power supported more than 30 solar energy demonstration projects in our community.
The Zero Energy House was built by Washington State University students for a competition and is now used as an office and demonstration project for Shoreline Community College’s solar classes.
Tours will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. We’ll also be staffing a booth nearby with information about solar energy options and how we can help you increase the energy efficiency of your home or business.
While you’re there, you can also learn more about how you can influence future voluntary renewable energy programs through Seattle City Light’s Community Energy Forum. The online panel allows you to share your opinions on clean energy topics and influence future program offerings.