Located on the Olympia Farmers Market, the Sunflower project is a 73 kW solar photovoltaic system planned for installation September 2021.


Support the project by purchasing or donating a Solar Unit. There are more than 400 Solar Units available. 

Community owned solar energy.

Solarize Thurston Group Purchase

Through September 1st Thurston County residents and businesses can access solar at prices more than 25% below market rates, thanks to the solar group-purchasing program, Solarize Thurston. The program, a partnership of Olympia Community Solar and CapStone Solar, will support 50 Thurston County homes and businesses to install clean energy! 

The Hummingbird Project

Hummingbird Community Solar Project is the pride and joy of the OCS team and the many people who came together to make the project a success! During the installation we teamed up with Jenna Mason Media and Reel Jazzed Media to craft a beautiful and touching documentary.

Solar In Prisons Project

We’re partnering with the Sustainability in Prisions Project (SPP) to provide solar energy training materials to incarcerated people.  Our team has created packets of training materials and we’re seeking YOUR sponsorship.  

Donations of $200 or more will receive a free Solar-Is-Progress Mug! 

Special thanks to donors: Westley DuPont, Melanie Renée, Susan Parker, Anne Clay, Steven Byers, Jo and Thad Curtz, Elizabeth Hauser, John Rolph, Yvonne Carranza, and the Washington Climate Assembly. 

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Our mission at Olympia Community Solar is to steward an equitable and accessible transition to clean energy through community solar education, policy, and project development.

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“Community” is the first and most important aspect of community solar. We want YOU in ours!

We have a number of ways that you may join in. Please fill out this form to get connected, donate, or join our next community solar project.

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Community solar overcomes barriers to solar energy. Those who cannot put solar on their own roof or afford solar individually can participate in and benefit from community solar.  Renters, multifamily buildings, and shaded buildings are only a few of the many barriers to solar ownership.

Community solar accelerates the adoption of solar energy through collaborative investment. We are powerful together. 

Community solar builds new economic opportunities and creates good paying jobs.

Community Solar reduces pollution. Each of our Hummingbird solar units will reduce 2,700 pounds of C02 over the term of participation.

No, we’re a board directed non-profit team that develops community solar projects, enrolls project participants, and provides project administration. 

We develop educational materials and provide seminars at request.

Our first project, the Hummingbird Project, is fully enrolled!  We’ll have another project ready in early 2021.

Community solar projects are group owned, are split into affordable units, and only take minutes to sign up for.

Washington residents, businesses, and nonprofits can all participate in our community solar projects.

Anybody in the US can donate solar units to our non-profit partners.