One thousand green-powered and counting


Members of the PSE Renewables team

In early May, the PSE Renewables team visited local Bainbridge Island businesses to spread the word about clean energy options. The visit was a resounding success and reflects the long-standing commitment of island businesses and residents to renewable energy and participation in PSE Green Power. 

While hundreds have participated in Green Power since the program’s inception, a special 2013 challenge campaign cultivated a dramatic increase in the understanding and adoption of clean power across the island. Islanders exceeded the campaign goal and grew program participation to an all-time high of over 10% of residents—one of the highest community participation rates in PSE’s service area. The successful challenge also earned the city a 5-kW solar array, which was installed at Waterfront Park in early 2015. 

The following year, continued enthusiasm for renewables led City Council to approve a move to 100% green power for all city facilities. In 2016, government and citizen commitments resulted in a well-earned EPA Green Power Community designation. 

Our recent visit in May shows continued enthusiasm, adding these Bainbridge businesses to the list of local supporters of clean energy:

  • Village Music
  • Lollipops Children's Boutique 
  • Parafine LLC
  • Sweet Deal Clothing 
  • Island Rock Gym
  • Cook Family Funeral Home
  • Fischer Bouma Partnership
  • Bainbridge Homes Real Estate
  • Firefly Salon
  • Roby King Galleries
  • Earthbound Expeditions

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, it is never too late to choose green. Sign up online. Businesses can also email Go Green!