The Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative’s project on the Frances Anderson Center roof is one step closer to reality. Racks were installed on Friday and solar panels themselves are expected to be in place by Tuesday, said Chris Herman, the cooperative’s interim president and board chair.
The first community-owned solar cooperative in Washington state, the organization will build and operate a 75-kilowatt solar power installation at the City of Edmonds-owned Frances Anderson Center, located at 700 Main St. The cooperative finished the first round of its membership drive in July and soon will be open to members for the second phase of installation, and invites the community to learn more during the Community Solar potluck Sunday at City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, from noon-3 p.m. The potluck will be at the gazebo located to the right of the stage. Bring a dish to share.
If you attend, you’ll also have a good seat for this summer’s final City of Edmonds-sponsored Concert in the Park, featuring Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, which starts at 3 p.m.