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January 20, 2017: “Washington Goes Solar!” campaign makes it easy for homeowners and businesses to take advantage of solar incentives

posted Jan 24, 2017, 1:23 PM by Virginia Cleaveland   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 1:27 PM ]
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities launches campaign in partnership with local businesses Ecotech Solar, Itek Energy.



RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with Ecotech Solar and Itek Energy, are launching a “Washington Goes Solar!” campaign now through April 30th to help residents of Washington state take advantage of state and federal incentives to install solar arrays on their homes or businesses.

The campaign, which offers informational workshops with industry experts and a free site assessment from solar panel installers, will help guide participants through the entire process of going solar at their home or business.

“Washington Goes Solar! offers community members easy access to solar experts and a streamlined process toward positive action that helps Washington state transition to a clean energy economy,” said Hannah Coughlin, Washington Goes Solar! campaign manager. “RE Sources has been advocating for healthy, resilient communities within Washington since 1982, and it’s important for us to provide these positive opportunities to our communities.

To participate, residents must attend one of four free workshops held in Bellingham by April 30th. Workshops dates are:
  • Tuesday, February 7th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM 
  • Saturday, February 11th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
  • Thursday, April 13th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM 
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM 
The workshops will help participants save time researching complicated state and federal incentives, and provide valuable information from industry experts in a fun atmosphere and easy-to-understand format. Beer, wine, and food will be provided. Interested homeowners or business building owners can sign up for workshops online at washingtongoessolar.org.

For every resident who participates in the Washington Goes Solar! campaign, Ecotech Solar and Itek Energy will generously donate a solar panel to be installed at The RE Store in Bellingham.

“Going solar saves you money, adds value to your property, helps the environment, and supports local businesses,” according to Coughlin. “As an added bonus, it also helps your favorite center for re-use projects and recycled building materials switch to renewable energy. Go solar before April 30th, and The RE Store will go solar with you!”

For more information, email solar@re-sources.org, call 360-733-8307 ext. 206, or visit washingtongoessolar.org.

Media Contact: Hannah Coughlin, solar@re-sources.org, (360) 733-8307 ext. 206

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health of northwest Washington’s people and ecosystems through the application of science, education, advocacy, and action. For more information, visit re-sources.org.

The RE Store is a program of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities that sells reclaimed building materials and vintage décor, and provides building salvage services. In 2016, the RE Store diverted 700,000 pounds of materials from the waste stream and salvaged reusable materials from 800 sites. For more information, visit re-store.org.