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Solar power project pitched to city

Solar power may be available to Peninsula Light customers should a new panel be installed at the Harbor History Museum.

John Ross, executive director of the museum, and Jim Bellamy, of Peninsula Light, presented plans to the Gig Harbor City Council at its Monday night meeting.

Peninsula Light approached the city about six weeks ago and the planning department advised that the company present to council.

The company requests a six-month interim ordinance to allow a demonstration along the waterfront. The ordinance would exempt solar panels from design review and height requirements.

“Community solar projects are vast becoming a big movement (in the country),” Bellamy told the council. “It’s pretty straightforward; it’s the kind of thing that’s being done acres and acres around the United States.”

The council directed staff to prepare for a hearing on the interim ordinance.

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