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Solarize Seattle: Northeast

Solarize Seattle is a neighborhood effort designed to bring solar energy to Northeast Seattle homes. By working as a team, neighbors are coming together to realize significant discounts through the bulk purchase of solar panels. We need to spread the word about this program that starts in January.

Website: http://www.solarizewa.org
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Registration is coming to an end! Last workshop April 28th.

Join us Saturday, April 28th to learn how you can participate in the limited-time Solarize Seattle: Northeast campaign.  Solarize is a Northwest SEED initiative designed to bring solar energy to local homes and businesses.  In your neighborhood, we've partnered with Sustainable NE Seattle and local installers to help neighbors come together to enjoy significant discounts through the group purchase of solar systems.

 

Workshop attendees will learn about the Solarize program, solar PV technology, and financing and incentives.  Workshop attendance will put you on the fast track to a free site assessment and your Solarize discount.  Don't miss your chance to get a deal that makes a difference!

 

For more information, please visit www.solarizewa.org or contact Alexandra Sawyer at alex@nwseed.org or (206) 457-5403.  

In a Nutshell:

Solarize Seattle is neighbors gathering together to install solar-electric systems on their homes while leveraging their numbers to obtain volume discounts from vetted contractor/installers.

A local non-profit Northwest Seed, is providing consultation and technical assistance.  Recently, a pilot project on Queen Anne was completed.  Currently, there is a Solarize project underway in Magnolia.  Northeast Seattle is schedule to begin in January of 2012.

Called Solarize NE Seattle, residents living in the 98115, 98105 and 98125 zip codes will be invited to attend informational workshops to learn more about the Solarize process beginning in January 2012.

Interested?  Want to volunteer to help?  Want solar on you house?  Check out the timeline below:

Check out the Solarize Seattle website for more information:  www.solarizeseattle.org

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Comment by Paul Higuchi on October 20, 2011 at 3:10pm

In a Nutshell:

Solarize Seattle is neighbors gathering together to install solar-electric systems on their homes while leveraging their numbers to obtain volume discounts from vetted contractor/installers.

A local non-profit Northwest Seed, is providing consultation and technical assistance.  Recently, a pilot project on Queen Anne was completed.  Currently, there is a Solarize project underway in Magnolia.  Northeast Seattle is schedule to begin in January of 2012.

Called Solarize NE Seattle, residents living in the 98155, 98105 and 98125 zip codes will be invited to attend informational workshops to learn more about the Solarize process beginning in January 2012.

Interested?  Want to volunteer to help?  Want solar on you house?  Check out the timeline below:

Check out the Solarize Seattle website for more information:  www.solarizeseattle.org

Comment by Krista Luoto on October 25, 2011 at 10:57am
When and where will the first informational meeting be held?  Thanks, Krista
Comment by Paul Higuchi on October 25, 2011 at 11:11am

Krista:  Thanks for your question regarding when and where informational meetings will occur.  I have a couple of suggestions:

  • Keep an eye on the www.solarizeseattle.org website.  They are continuing to take registrations for the Magnolia project.  But at some point they'll begin inviting NE Seattle folks to register.  Registration does not commit you to anything, but will mean that you will be invited to upcoming events.
  • Visit our Facebook page and "like" it, and I will be posting updates on the NE Seattle project:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Solarize-NE-Seattle/222385481133206

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any further questions.  Thanks

Comment by Paul Higuchi on November 4, 2011 at 4:01pm

http://http://sustainableworks.com/homepage/slot3

Here is a way to get a professional home energy audit for only $95!!!

I believe they usually cost $400.

It is extremely important to make your home as energy efficient prior to installing a solar electric system.  Each dollar saved through conservation and energy efficiency saves $5 in solar sizing costs.  And your house is cheaper to run and is more comfortable too!

Comment by Paul Higuchi on November 23, 2011 at 4:07pm

To those that are interested in taking an early/active role in the project, we would like to invite you to the Solarize Seattle: Northeast kickoff meeting to be held Wednesday, November 30, 4:30-6:30pm at the NE Branch Library (6801 35th Ave NE). This meeting will go over roles and responsibilities, the project timeline, and early outreach planning.  Northwest SEED, the A&R Solar/NW Wind & Solar installation team, and Paul and Rebecca will be in attendance.  (And, speaking on behalf of Paul and Rebecca, I know they would be thrilled to have some eager volunteers to help them launch outreach in the neighborhood!)  In short, we’d love to see you there!  If you are unable to attend this meeting, not to worry – we’ll be holding a volunteer orientation meeting in mid-December, date TBA.

 

As we mentioned in the presentation, we’re looking for both volunteer coordinators and general volunteers to help us get Solarize Seattle: Northeast off the ground.

  • Volunteer coordinators would help with seeking out outreach opportunities and organizing people to attend them
  • General volunteers would be our “feet on the ground” in helping spread to the word, attending neighborhood meetings and events, etc.

 

Please let me know if you plan to attend the Solarize Seattle: Northeast kickoff meeting on Wednesday, November 30.  I’d also love to hear about your community connections and how you might be able to help us spread the word about Solarize.  We’re fortunate to have the support of Sustainable NE Seattle – and we’re confident that by working together we’ll create a great project and make Northeast Seattle the solar hub of the city! 

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Comment by Paul Higuchi on December 6, 2011 at 8:33am

Solarize NE Seattle is having an organizing event for volunteers on Monday, December 12th.  From 5:30-6:30 PM at Rebecca Su's home:  4825 36th Ave NE 98105.

For more information:  www.solarizeseattle.org

Comment by Paul Higuchi on December 10, 2011 at 10:23pm
  • Monday, December 12: Volunteer Orientation Meeting @ 5:30 Rebecca’s house (4825 36th Ave NE)
    • Audience: Installation team and ANYONE who wants to volunteer
    • Agenda:
      • Run through workshop presentation – learn how to “talk the talk”
      • Brainstorm volunteer roles, outlets, tasks
      • Assign roles and tasks
Comment by Paul Higuchi on January 4, 2012 at 10:45am

Hi Everyone:  Happy New Year!  2012 is THE best time to install solar.  Solarize NE Seattle project will open registration on January 17th.

For more information:

http://solarizewa.org/

Comment by Susan Gregory on January 4, 2012 at 10:51am

Very Cool! I mean...Hot!  Paul- is there any kind of printed material to pass out about this project?  

Comment by Elise Koncsek on January 4, 2012 at 11:02am

this is a good direct link for useful stats for potential project participants

http://solarizewa.org/workshops/what-it-costs

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