Thurston County Food Bank

TUMWATER, WASHINGTON

About this project

Thurston County Food Bank received funding to install nearly 100 kilowatts of solar to power their new facility in Tumwater. The new facility creates more space to accept bulk donations of food and to accommodate larger volunteer groups. The food bank distributes millions of pounds of food every year to nearly 50,000 individuals.

ORGANIZATION TYPE
Non-profit organization

PROJECT SIZE
87 kW from 300 panels at 290 watts each

EST. COST SAVINGS
Generating approximately 91,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy per year could help save the food bank nearly $10,000 on their electricity bill each year

TECHNOLOGY
SolarWorld 290 watt panels made at SolarWorld’s manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon

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