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 in January 2021, we teamed up with Jenna Mason Media and Reel Jazzed Media to craft a beautiful and touching documentary.
Please join us on Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00pm PT for the premiere of HUMMINGBIRD: Leaving a Lasting Legacy
  • Rich Hoey, City of Olympia Director of Public Works
  • Becky Lieberman- Founder of Hands On Children’s Museum

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. Out initial goal is to raise $2500. 

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

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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.

Make a Difference

As a volunteer, you can contribute to a growing nonprofit that works with community members and organizations around the state to build equitable solar projects, policy, and educational opportunities.

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Learn More!

“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 Hummingbird Project.

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No, we develop community solar projects, enroll participants, and provide project administration. 

We develop educational materials and curriculum and provide seminars at request.

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.

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

Same equipment, different ownership models.

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

Our Hummingbird project is located on the Hands On Children’s Museum.


We work with land and building owners around Washington State to create community solar projects.

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.