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Peninsula Light to Launch Harbor Community Solar Project


Gig Harbor, Wash. – Peninsula Light Co. has partnered with the Harbor History Museum and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to launch a community solar project that will be open to PenLight members this fall.

The Harbor Community Solar project, a 60-kilowatt system, will be constructed on the roof of the Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive. When it’s operational, the system will generate power for the museum, and program participants will be eligible for annual state incentive payments through July 2020. PenLight has selected A&R Solar of Seattle through a competitive-bid process to install the system.

Here’s how members can sign up to participate: Partners Logo

  •  All registrations will be submitted at
  •  Purchase solar unit(s): $100 each
  •  Total units available: 1,850
  •  Maximum per member: 100 units
  •  Annual state incentive*: About $33/unit
  •  Deadline to sign up: Nov. 6, 2015
  •  Lottery to select participants: Nov. 13, 2015
  •  Full payment due: Dec. 14, 2015
  •  Annual rebates end: July 2020

*The annual incentive is based on the total solar production from year to year.

PenLight is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative. Since 1925, the utility has served the Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas and Fox Island in western Pierce County. PenLight, a full-requirements utility of the Bonneville Power Administration, has grown to be the second largest cooperative in Washington state. It serves more than 31,600 meters with 977 miles of line in 112 square miles of service territory.

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Jonathan White, Director of Member Services and Marketing