Snohomish County PUD seeks applications for solar energy projects

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SnoPUDSnohomish County Public Utility District is seeking applications from local organizations for solar energy demonstration projects for installation on new or existing buildings in the utility’s service area.

The projects are made possible through the PUD’s Planet Power program, a voluntary, customer-funded green energy initiative. Proposals for PUD funding are due on March 16, 2015.

“Planet Power has funded 29 local solar projects, which help the community learn more about this energy source,” said PUD CEO and General Manager Steve Klein. “The solar installations are part of a larger commitment to development of local renewable energy sources right here in Western Washington.”

The PUD expects to award grants for up to six solar projects this year. Planet Power also has supported solar energy curriculum at several local schools.

Interested organizations can get more details from the PUD at www.snopud.com/planetpower. Specific questions can be directed to Beth Robinweiler at 425-783-8515. Customers can also visit the website to learn how they can enroll in the program to support local solar energy.

The PUD expects projects to be installed during the summer and fall of 2015.

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