The public is invited to a presentation on forming a community solar project on Feb. 21 at Wesley United Methodist Church.
The featured speaker is Gary Nystedt, who created a successful community solar program for Ellensburg. He will share Ellensburg’s experience in setting up the nation’s first community solar project in 2006 and what steps Yakima would need to take to set up a similar project.
Ellensburg’s project has received attention from around the world. Community members invested in solar panels that were installed in a park near town. Investors get a return on their investment in clean energy through a credit on their electric bill.
Wesley United Methodist is at 14 N. 48th Ave. in Yakima. The presentation begins at 10:15 a.m.
Yakima Herald Republic – http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/02/10/solar-project-forum-feb-21-in-yakima