Community Energy Solutions (CES) is a non-profit that organized a community-supported project to install a 5.1 kW solar system at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge Island in 2009. CES also encourages homeowners and businesses to go solar and through its subsidiary, Community Solar Solutions, organizes educational workshops and bulk purchasing. Its Go Solar Bainbridge campaign doubled the amount of solar capacity on the island. In 2012, taking advantage of the state’s Community Solar Enabling Act, that CES helped to get passed, the group organized 25 community members to invest in a 71.28 kW solar system on Bainbridge Island City Hall. The city saves on electricity and investors earn returns from the power generated.
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