Shining moment for Edmonds solar cooperative as panels installed on Frances Anderson Center roof

Steve Tedesco of Sunergy Systems unloads solar panels to be installed on the Frances Anderson Center roof. (Photos by Josh Premako)

Tedesco and Jason Duensing install a panel.

Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative founding members Chris Herman and Bob and Janice Freeman pose for a photo after the installation.

Founding members of the Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative were on hand Tuesday as solar panels were installed on the Frances Anderson Center roof. It’s the first community-owned solar cooperative in Washington state, and will operate a 75-kilowatt solar power installation at the Frances Anderson Center, which is owned by the City of Edmonds. 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.

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  1. The Solar Gardens Institute would ike to congratulate Sustainable Edmonds and Tangerine Power for this achievement! We are looking forward to seeing more of this everywhere.

    Joy Hughes
    Founder, SGI

  2. Thanks Joy,
    It feels mighty good to see those solar panels up on the roof finally. Phase 2 sales are open and we have plans to go big with this next installation. We’ll have a public workshop this fall to explain our plans.

  3. That roof has never looked better! But this is only a Phase I, to be sure. Here’s to hoping that others see the potential, and choose to help install a much larger Phase II. If you want to kick off Phase II, you can join the Edmonds Community Solar Co-Op at

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