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Welcome to Skagit Valley
Clean Energy Cooperative 

We are a member owned, not-for-profit cooperative incorporated on May 6, 2022 in La Conner, WA. Our core purpose is to promote and produce local and regional renewable energy and to foster sustainable and self reliant local communities. Together we can reduce our carbon consumption and advocate for a greener future.

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Advocacy activities with local, regional, state and federal governments. Lobbying at the state level will happen through the cooperatives membership in WRECA

Education - utilize a curated list of relevant green energy topics and recommendations to suit individual needs

 

Grant opportunities 

Outreach - participate in public events and activities designed to promote green energy options

Support the purchase of Renewable Energy  Credits/ Green Tags

Co-op benefits

Cooperative Principles

  • Voluntary and open membership

  • Democratic Member Control

  • Members' Economic Control

  • Autonomy and Independence

  • Education, Training and Information

  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives

  • Concern for Comunity

Be part of a group of active citizens with a purpose who value self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.

 

Cooperative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

the future

Microgrids

 

Facilitating Community Solar Projects

Exploring Energy Storage  

Promoting EV charging Stations

 

Why Choose Us?

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Take Action!

Become a member. 

Take a step or many to reduce your energy use and cost.

This can be with energy efficiency, investing in renewables remotely (green tags; support community solar project) and/or directly (install solar panels, explore energy storage, purchasing an electric car etc.

The SVCEC can provide guidance for those next steps with a curated list of resources and so much more.

Here is a list of the top 10 things you might consider to get started with reducing your carbon footprint:

  1. Drive an electric vehicle instead of a fuel-powered vehicle as often as possible.

  2. Upgrade to a modern heat pump or a ground source system for HVAC.

  3. Upgrade your home’s insulation and windows to modern code or better.

  4. Use electric, rather than gas or propane, systems for supplemental heat, cooking and water heating.

  5. Install, learn how to use, and use a programmable thermostat.

  6. Participate in the development of renewable generation systems, whether at home or via utility programs.

  7. Replace lights with LED, OLED or LCD systems.

  8. Buy only Energy Star-rated appliances.

  9. Use mass transit whenever practical.

  10. Use your utility’s home evaluation tools to find, and then act on, additional opportunities for energy savings.

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Solarize Skagit!

Solarize Skagit was an initiative to promote clean energy access in Skagit County done in partnership with Olympia Community Solar. This time limited program provided a group purchasing option for acquiring solar with trusted local installers. The initiative improved affordability and efficiency with the process of exploring and acquiring solar.

We are grateful for the support provided by the experienced team at Olympia Community Solar in our first year of this initiative.

Please stay tuned for details on the success of this program in Skagit  county and check out details of past initiatives in Mason and Thurston counties by visiting the link below:

https://olysol.org/solarize/

 

 

Phone

360-399-6059

Address

PO Box 31, La Conner, WA 98257

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