New affordable housing Eleanor Apartments in Bellingham, Washington, goes solar to help protect the environment and assist with city’s housing crisis. Mercy Housing Northwest developed and operates the Eleanor Apartments, a new affordable senior housing community located in Bellingham. The nonprofit decided to add solar power to its affordable housing community when it was being designed. This was done as part...

Mighty Tieton adds solar to its largest facility to do away with a substantial electric bill and continue to support artists and the town of Tieton. The partners at Mighty Tieton chose to add a solar system to their 40,000-square-foot facility to eliminate the bulk of their almost $2,000 a month power bill. They felt that bringing the bill down to...

From a small-town bar in Eastern Washington to a tribal health center in Pendleton, A&R Solar installed solar arrays on businesses, nonprofits, and government buildings across Washington and Oregon. We even placed the state's largest solar installation on a hospital, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Here are a few of our commercial installations for 2017. ...

As the costs of renewable energy continues to come down--even passing coal and natural gas in some markets--solar developers are increasingly looking for land to host solar projects. Here are a few helpful tips to find out if your land is a good resource to become a solar farm. How much acreage do you have? One megawatt of solar typically requires 6-8...

LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” It is a third-party rating system created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to verify green buildings and encourage sustainable construction, maintenance, and operation. It’s one of the most prestigious, sought-after, and rigorous certifications in the building industry. A LEED certification signals a commitment to the sustainability, health, and well-being of...