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Subject:   Advisory: Seattle City Light Community Solar Project to Start Generating March 21
For Immediate Release:   
3/16/2012  9:31:00 AM
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Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233


Solar Panels Double as Picnic Shelters for Jefferson Park

SEATTLE — On the first full day of Spring, March 21, Seattle City Light will install the final solar panel of its inaugural Community Solar project in Jefferson Park and begin generating electricity for the hundreds of customers who purchased a portion of its production.

Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the final installation. City Councilmember Mike O’Brien and dozens of customers will be on hand to celebrate completion of the project.

The Community Solar project was developed with the help of a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the first such project built in Seattle City Light’s service territory. Using a creative design, the translucent solar panels form the roofs of three new picnic shelters at Jefferson Park in Beacon Hill. Shelters are an amenity that park users have sought for years.

WHAT: Final installation of Community Solar panels and start of energy generation

WHEN: March 21, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave S, near the Community Center and skatepark

WHO: City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Light Conservation Resources officials,customers who invested in the project as Founding Members

WHY: To celebrate the start of energy production by Seattle City Light’s first Community Solar Project

 

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