Washington’s largest community solar project

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

About this project

A&R Solar helped construct the largest community solar project in Washington. The Spokane Valley system went online in September 2015 and will serve more than 500 residential and commercial customers. The 423 kW ground-mounted solar array is the biggest facility to use all Washington-made equipment. The Avista Utilities array has 1,512 panels and is large enough to power about 50 households.

ORGANIZATION TYPE
Community solar

PROJECT SIZE
423 kW from 1,512 panels at 280 watts each

EST. COST SAVINGS
Participants receive credits on their electricity bill and incentive payments from Washington’s Community Solar program

EST. ANNUAL CO2 REDUCTION
Estimated to offset 4.2 million pounds of CO2, equivalent to planting about 7,000 trees

TECHNOLOGY
itek 280 watt panels Made in Washington

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“A&R was vital in helping the team understand what needed to happen for these buildings to receive solar, and made the transition very seamless through the planning phase. [The installation] was carried out by thoughtful, user friendly installers that provided a high level of quality. The quality is proven by the fact that this system has been reeling in solar credits for the owner for 5 years now without any issues!””

JOE GRIM, WALSH CONSTRUCTION CO.

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