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Join us for the Solar for Sakai Project Phase 1 Completion Celebration

Friday, December 12, 2008, 1:15 pm to 2 pm

Switch on to Positive Power!

On Friday, December 12, 2008 from 1:15 to 2:00 P.M., Sakai Intermediate School and Community Energy Solutions invites you to join in the celebration of the Phase One completion of Solar for Sakai project - the installation of 30 solar panels on the school’s gymnasium roof! >>read more

Thank you, Bainbridge Island!

View a slideshow of the Solar for Sakai Phase One installation.

Read the Bainbridge Island Review article about the project.

Solar for Sakai Phase one

5kW Targeted
5.1kW Raised

Solar for Sakai Phase two

5kW Target      
Join the growing list of Community Power supporters and Donate Now!

Power up Solar for Sakai! You can make this happen.

Special thanks to our Donors:

Solar Leaders ($10,000 and Up)
Donald and Elizabeth Bidinger
Elizabeth Martin and Kenneth Fabert
Puget Sound Energy

Solar Pioneers ($5,000 to $9,999)
Senator Phil Rockefeller

Solar Innovators (($1,000 to $4,999)
Asani LLC
City of Bainbridge Island
Marvin Krasnansky
Town and Country Markets Inc.

Friends of Solar ($5 to $999)
Art Access (in-kind art work)
Brian Anderson
Albert Becker
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Bob Burkholder
Margaret Chapman
Kathleen and John Cunningham
John Fleming
Rob Hershberg
Herbert Hethcote
Rosalind Kephart
Mary Jeanne and Jas Linford
Lew Mandell
Dan Munn (in-kind structural engineering)
Daniel and Cheryl Pippinger
Alan and Helen Saunders
Scott and Ruth Schmidt
Stan Brown (in-kind installation)
Stephen Douglass (in-kind fundraising)
F. Nathan and Marguerite Thomas
Linda Wolf (in-kind photography)

More Details

Did you know that each time you turn on your light, more than half of the energy source comes from fossil fuels? The EPA reported that fossil fuel electricity generation is the number one cause of greenhouse gas emissions. Along with carbon dioxide, there are mercury, cadmium, uranium, nitrogen oxide, and sulphur dioxide. There is another way.

The community of Bainbridge Island is ready to move away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Our first community-based solar project will begin at the Sakai Intermediate School.

Sakai Intermediate School will be the beneficiary for many years of the clean electricity that the system will produce. Revenue from the electricity generated will be re-invested by the school to enhanced education. Most importantly, the school will add a renewable energy curriculum, as well as a student-run solar club.

Phase one* will include 15 to 25 solar modules (3-5 kilowatts) to be installed by 2008. The goal is to reach 10 kWh in total. Your contribution will help make this happen. As said by Todd Erler, Sakai teacher and project champion, “this is an opportunity for the community to come together and help prepare its children for the future.”

[* Phase 1 will be partially funded by Puget Sound Energy, through their Solar for Schools program. This was the result of a grant application made by Community Energy Solutions on behalf of the Bainbridge Island School District.]

Power up Solar for Sakai! You can make this happen.

Read More:
How to buy into sun without getting burned
Published in: Daily Journal of Commerce, July 15, 2008 (pdf)

Download our program brochure (pdf)

Let the sun shine at Sakai
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review on Apr 16, 2008

Learn more about the Solar for Sakai project


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