A sunny day for a solar project

Chris Herman, interim president and board chair, Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative, stands next to the racks that were installed Friday in preparation for solar panels on the Frances Anderson Center roof.

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.


  1. I’m proud to live in a town where the community is thinking ahead with solutions to the problems of our dependence on oil and coal.
    Those on the City Council who voted for this project deserve re-election. Those who voted “no” should not.

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