Photo courtesy of King County Housing Authority

The Green Power Solar Grant program is funded through PSE’s Green Power and Solar Choice participants to bring local, community-oriented solar projects to the area, while also providing vital support to those in need through lower utility bills for our low-income or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) customers and the organizations that serve them. Over the past four years, PSE has awarded over $2,400,000 in total grant funding to 30 local organizations to install new solar projects.

Over 75,000 PSE customers have chosen to support renewable energy by participating in PSE’s Green Power and Solar Choice programs. These programs now support the generation of 590,000 MWh annually of renewable energy in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. That’s enough to power 56,000 average homes for one year. In 2021, PSE awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to 15 organizations in its service area to install new solar projects—the highest amount distributed to date.

The application cycle for the 2021-2022 Green Power Solar Grant funding is now closed. We received a total of 30 applications from a selection of non-profits, housing authorities and tribal entities.

As this is a competitive round, applications are currently under review and all applicants will be notified of their award status in December 2021, with funding for successful applications to be disbursed in January 2022.

The next application window for Green Power Solar Grant funding is expected to open in June 2022. Please stay tuned.

Past Green Power Solar Grant Recipients

2017 recipients
  • Community Action of Skagit County
  • Island Senior Resources
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Salvation Army Bremerton Corps
  • Upper Kittitas County Senior Center
2018 recipients
  • HopeSource - Westview Villa
  • King County Housing Authority - Meadows on Lea Hill
  • King County Housing Authority - Village at Overlake
  • King County Housing Authority - Windsor
  • Opportunity Council - G Street Apartments
2019 recipients
  • Anacortes Housing Authority
  • Community Youth Services
  • Family Support Center
  • Homes First
  • King County Housing Authority - Meadows on Lea Hill
  • Kulshan Community Land Trust
  • Lummi Nation Housing Authority
  • Lydia Place
  • Muckleshoot Housing Authority
  • Opportunity Council – Recovery House
2020 recipients
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
  • Camp Korey
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Friends of the Manchester Library
  • Helping Hands Food Bank
  • Hopelink
  • Institute for Washington’s Future
  • King County Housing Authority - Vantage Point
  • Lummi Nation School
  • Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • Skagit Valley Hospitality House Association
  • South Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank
  • Sustainable Connections
  • YWCA Olympia