Seattle, Washington in the northwestern United States is famously grey and rainy all the time. However, our partners at Seattle Aquarium have a solar array on their roof that is part of another type of Community Solar program. Their program allows people to buy into large solar arrays on someone else’s roof, much like a community garden system. Across the United States are many similar stories. In sunnier climates, there is even more solar power than in Massachusetts or in Washington state.
In Seattle, Community Solar allows people to buy into large solar arrays in public spaces, much like a community garden system. This means that renters and apartment-dwellers can still participate in a solar project.
You can learn more and track current power production of the Seattle Aquarium array on their website.