Solar Town Hall May 5 – OPALCO workshops begin

Submitted by OPALCO

Interested in solar? A Solar Town Hall is the first in a series of co-op workshops designed to help members prepare their homes and businesses to meet the challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels. The Island Way campaign ( launched in early 2021 to help us determine our own energy future in the face of major changes in the energy world.

This Solar Town Hall workshop on Zoom will address the 2021 Community Solar project, residential solar and battery projects, commercial solar opportunites and an introduction to the upcoming board discussion of solar rates. Industry experts from Puget Sound Solar and the Community Energy Challenge will join OPALCO staff to share information and answer questions. The hour-long session includes time for community discussion.

OPALCO is raffling off two prizes to members who participate in these Island Way workshops: a Greenworks electric lawnmower and 10 shares of the 2021 Community Solar Project. OPALCO members will enter to win with each session they attend, beginning with the Annual Meeting (4/24). The more sessions attended, the more entries in the raffle! The two winning names will be drawn on October 1st.

To register for the Solar Town hall, please email

Upcoming Island Way workshops:

• May 27 @ 5 p.m.: The Island Way – Virtual

• June 1 @ 5 p.m.: Get the most out your Ductless Heat Pump – Virtual

• June 14 @ 12 p.m.: Switch It Up! – Virtual

• August 5 @ 4:30 p.m.: EV Jamboree – OPALCO Parking Lot- Eastsound

• August 26 @ 12 p.m.: How to use SmartHub – Virtual

• September 20 @ 5 p.m.: Solar Town Hall #2 – Virtual

Find the full list of Island Way Session details at Island Way sessions are interactive hour-long sessions designed to help members get the information and support they need to prepare for a sustainable energy future.