Peninsula Light Company CEO Jafar Taghavi thanked 60 Harbor Community Solar participants during a ceremony held Sept. 16 at the Harbor History Museum.
About 100 PenLight members purchased at least one of 1,850 available units last year, when the electric cooperative sought participation.
The 60-kilowatt array was installed last fall by A&R Solar of Seattle.
The project falls in line with Washington state’s renewable energy incentive program, which will provide each participant a check annually through 2020 based on the amount of energy produced by the system.
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The solar energy is used by the Harbor History Museum, which has seen about a 30-percent decrease in its electricity bills.
The Harbor Community Solar project has been generating power since November 2015.
PenLight is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative. Since 1925, the utility has served the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas and Fox Island in western Pierce County.
PenLight, a “full requirements utility” of the Bonneville Power Administration, has grown to be the second largest cooperative in Washington state, servings more than 32,000 meters with 977 miles of line in 112 square miles of service territory.