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