Solarize Whatcom, a program to help residents and business owners more easily install solar, was a success. Sustainable Connections completed the program, along with business partners including Ecotech Solar, Western Solar and itek Energy. In the end, 47 contracts were completed, more than $1.2 million was invested in solar, and 322.15 kilowatts will be saved every year.
The campaign helped contribute to Whatcom County being a leader in the most solar per capita in Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee recently proclaimed Bellingham to be the top solar community in the state.