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Solar Now

February 8th, 2013 at Fri, 8th, 2013 at 6:07 pm by maribeth crandell

If you’ve ever considered going solar now is the time.  Our local renewable energy installers are offering these free workshops to explain why.  Come with your questions to one of these free events.

Wed.  Feb. 13 – 6 :30-8:00 – Bayview Hall, Langley

Sat. Feb. 23 – 2:30-4pm – Whidbey Golf and Country Club, Oak Harbor

Wed. Mar. 6 – 6:30-8:00 – Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville


Need a good reason to consider solar now?

  • Solar module prices are at an all time low.
  • A 30% Federal Tax Credit is effective through 2016.
  • Production incentives are available of 15-54 cents per kilowatt hour produced through 2020.
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems (which make electricity) are exempt from sales tax until July 1, 2013.  (That’s coming right up!)
  • You’ll get credit from Puget Sound Energy for any power you’d generate that you didn’t use.
  • Whidbey Sun and Wind are offering half price site assessments and rebates for a limited time only.

Now’s the time Whidbey, for businesses and residents alike. This is our chance to get clean, renewable energy at the best prices ever.  For more information contact Whidbey Sun and Wind at 360-678-7131 or email:


Maribeth Crandell has a green thumb. Most of the rest of her is "green", as well. She's worked in city, state and national parks as a naturalist, educator and guide, on ships and on shore from the Columbia River to Southeast Alaska. She offers presentations for 6 year olds to seniors. She publishes articles, sings songs, plays the banjo and hikes trails. In fact, in 2006 she hiked the 2,000 mile long Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. She's been an educator for many organizations on Whidbey Island and for 5 years worked as the Environmental Educator for the City of Oak Harbor. She's been a consistent voice on Whidbey Island leading the way toward sustainability. Because Maribeth has a green thumb, along with the rest of her.

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