17500 Midvale Ave N
· 20.2 kilowatts DC peak capacity
· (117) Silicon Energy Cascade 170/175W modules
· (2) Fronius IG Plus 10.0 kW inverters
· Seattle City Light
· City of Shoreline
· NW Mechanical
Solar Project - Shoreline City Hall
On March 31, 2010, a ribbon-cutting event celebrated the City of Shoreline's 20 kW solar project at the new City Hall. This date represents a remarkable milestone in Shoreline's commitment to making a difference with solar energy.
The 20 kW solar electric generating system is the largest project supported to date by Seattle City Light's Green Power Program. The project is also the first to use equipment made by Silicon Energy in Washington State. The 117 solar photovoltaic modules installed on the parking garage will generate power for electric car charging stations located in the garage and for other uses.
In October 2009, the Shoreline City Hall building officially opened its doors to the community. The building was designed with the latest energy efficiency and environmental features including solar shades, natural lighting, rain gardens, and a "green" roof. Relying on these and other green design elements, the city is pursuing a "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
"I commend the City of Shoreline for incorporating energy efficient design and equipment into its new City Hall as well as solar panels that will produce some of the electricity it uses. This building demonstrates how all of us can make sustainable energy choices." – Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco.