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Learn more about solar energy for your home at Solarize Seattle Northwest workshop on Jan. 26

January 17th, 2013 by Doree

Solarize Seattle – Northwest is hosting a free solar energy workshop at the Phinney Neighborhood Association on Jan. 26. Solarize Seattle is a bulk-buying program that provides discounts, low-interest loans, and vetted contractors to program participants. (Note: A second bulk-buying solar energy program, Go Solar Seattle Northwest, also is operating in the neighborhood.)

Those who install solar power in their homes receive a federal tax credit, annual state renewable energy incentives, utility credits and a state sales tax waiver.

The workshop is from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Register for the workshop online.

If you can’t attend, you have three later workshops to choose from: 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, Sunset Hill Community Center; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, Bitter Lake Community Center; 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6, Solid Ground in Wallingford.


Greenwood resident Anne Engstrom with her solar home and solar-powered electric bicycle. Photo courtesy of Solarize Seattle – Northwest.

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