Edmonds Council Tuesday to consider solar project for Anderson Center roof

Among the items on the Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday night is consideration and possible approval of a site lease for roof space on the Frances Anderson Center to install a community solar project. My Edmonds News conducted a video interview with Chris Herman of the Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative about the project, and Herman said he is confident that the cooperative has addressed concerns some councilmembers have expressed about the project, including whether solar panels can be installed safely on the roof. Background information about the project can be found here.

Also Tuesday night as part of the council meeting, the council will hold a one-hour joint meeting with Snohomish County Fire District 1 Commissioners. During that session, District 1 Fire Chief Ed Widdis will discuss the district’s annual report regarding fire, paramedical services, training, prevention, and public educational activities; its response time for emergencies; and its process for collecting emergency medical services (EMS) transport fees.

You can see the complete council meeting agenda here.

  1. Major verbal typo that I said “the Frances Anderson Center uses 22,000 kWh/day” and it is actually 22,000 kWh/month on average. I also should’ve stated that we were reasonably certain that the building structure is more than capable of supporting the solar system. We have now hired a structural engineer and will be submitting for a permit in early summer. We hope to have installation happen in early July for our first phase of the system. Now is a great time to buy a Sunslice and get in on the best production months of the year. We will be earning $1.08/kWh for everything the system produces until 6/30/2020. The sooner we get a big system installed, the more money we make and the more discounted power the City gets. Please visit http://www.tangerinepower.com/edmonds to sign up.

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