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Community Solar at Phinney Ridge Sold Out, Units Still Available from Capitol Hill Project

Seattle City Light's Community Solar at Phinney Ridge project is sold out, but customers who want their own piece of solar energy can still buy units at the new Community Solar Capitol Hill project.
Photo of solar panels at Woodland Park Zoo Rainforest Cafe.

The Community Solar at Phinney Ridge project is located at Woodland Park Zoo and the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

Seattle City Light customers love the Sun and the energy it can produce.

Our Community Solar at Phinney Ridge project sold out Dec. 11. At 74.79 kilowatts, it is the largest Community Solar project in Washington.  

Cutomers who still want to participate in Community Solar need not worry. We still have about 600 units available at our Community Solar Capitol Hill project, which went live in November.

The 26 kilowatt Capitol Hill system is being installed on the roof of the Holiday Apartments, an affordable housing building owned by Capitol Hill Housing (CHH).  CHH provides low-income housing to over 1700 Seattle residents and actively works to create equitable and sustainable communities in central Seattle. CHH also leads the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, a neighborhood initiative that works to address Capitol Hill’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

Community Solar lets renters, condo owners or those who don’t want to buy a whole system get the benefits of a solar array built by City Light and shared by the community. 

Locations are chosen for solar exposure and connection to the greater community. The host must have an obvious commitment to and connection with conservation. Customers purchase virtual pieces of the system – solar units – for $150 each. State incentives and City Light energy credits pay back that contribution and should even pay out something extra. When the project ends, City Light donates the system to the host – providing free, clean, electricity to offset their operating costs and further their conservation mission.

Learn more about Community Solar here and sign up for your piece of the Sun.