Olympia Farmers Market, Olympia Community Solar, South Sound Solar Announce Partnership

Olympia Farmers Market, Olympia Community Solar and South Sound Solar have announced a partnership to complete the Sunflower Community Solar project.

The program, which aims to serve residents across South Puget Sound who do not own a home, cannot house solar panels in their residential buildings, or cannot fund the solar systems, aims to produce enough energy by September 2021 to run the entire Olympics Power Farmers Market.

“[We are] We are excited to incorporate solar energy into the day-to-day functioning of our organization, ”said Brett Warwick, Director of Operations for Olympia Farmers Market. “We are constantly looking for opportunities that will benefit our community, and that includes being environmentally conscious.”

The Sunflower project will include a 75 kilowatt system (designed by South Sound Solar) that will include 200 Washington-made solar panels. The Sunflower project is located above the market entrance and hopes to bring energy cost savings and pollution reduction to the market.

Solar panels will be open to the public and will sell for $ 300 per half solar panel.

“We hope to lead by example by taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Warwick. “I am confident that Olympia Community Solar and South Sound Solar will furnish the market pavilion with a well-made selection of panels that everyone can enjoy for decades to come.”

The public can support the project by buying or donating solar panels. Find out more here.

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