PUD seeks applications for solar energy projects

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snohomishpudApplications are now open for local organizations to demonstrate solar energy projects to the Snohomish County Public Utility District. The projects can be installed on new or existing buildings in the utility’s service area. The projects will be funded by a voluntary, customer-funded green initiative called Planet Power.

Proposals for PUD funding must be received by May 6, 2016.

“With our customers’ support, Planet Power has funded 32 local solar projects, which help the community learn more about this energy source,” PUD CEO and general manager Craig Collar said. “These solar installations are part of our commitment to development of local renewable energy sources right here in Western Washington.”

The PUD expects to award several grants for 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 Dave Hunt at 425-783-1785 or Shayne Moore at 425-783-8247. 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 late summer and fall of 2016.

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