Good Cheer Awarded 2021 Green Power Solar Grant from Puget Sound Energy
We are proud to be a recipient of competitive grant funding from Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power and Solar Choice programs to support the installation of solar projects for our organization. As a recipient of the grant, we are aligned with PSE to solve several challenges at once: the installation of solar panels to support the expansion of cleaner energy and a healthier environment, lowering energy-related operating costs at the property, and making the push to a more inclusive clean energy future.
PSE is committed to supporting organizations that serve families and individuals in need. The company, through its Green Power and Solar Choice programs, has awarded over $1,000,000 in total grant funding to 15 local organizations in its electric service area to install new solar projects.
We are installing our system in two phases. Phase 1 consists of 83 Silfab 330-watt PV modules on the roof of the existing Food Bank. We estimate this portion will produce 27,400 kWh annually which is approximately 30% of our annual consumption. Once our building addition is complete, we will install another 32 panels in Phase 2. The whole system is estimated to provide 35,500 kWh or 40% of our annual consumption. Even though PSE can not fund the panels in Phase 2 because installation falls outside of the grant timeline, they did fund the inverters that will be able to handle the solar capacity of all 115 panels.
Click here to view our public dashboard and monitor our energy production. Thank you also to Whidbey Sun & Wind for an efficient install of Phase 1. We look forward to working with you again in the future.