Puget Sound Energy to generate solar energy at Pine Lake Middle School

Issaquah School District is partnering with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to build a new solar installation located on the roof of Pine Lake Middle School. The project is part of PSE’s new voluntary renewable energy program called Community Solar that will generate 100% local solar energy at multiple sites located throughout PSE’s service area. The Pine Lake Middle School site is the second site to be constructed after the program launched earlier this year, and is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2021.

Community Solar offers “shares” for subscription to PSE electric customers, allowing them to share the benefits of solar without the need to install or maintain their own rooftop panels.

At 175 kWac, the Pine Lake Middle School solar rooftop installation will provide approximately 119 shares for PSE customer subscription, available for online enrollment on Nov. 16, 2021. The solar energy generated by these shares reduces subscribers’ carbon footprint and helps drive a clean energy supply.

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Who can subscribe to Community Solar?

The Community Solar program is open to PSE electric customers who are billed monthly. Community Solar will also be available at no cost for a limited number of customers who meet certain income requirements based on household size. Families do not have to have a current student at PLMS in order to subscribe to Community Solar.