Switch to Renewable Energy

Switching to renewable energy is one of the top three actions you can personally take to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and help the Bellingham community reach the goals in its Climate​​ Protection Action Plan.

Solar power is the most popular and viable renewable energy source in Bellingham, and its prevalence is on the rise. In April 2016, Bellingham was recognized by Governor Jay Inslee as a Northwest Solar Community for making it easier and cheaper for homeowners to install rooftop solar. 

Purchase Solar Power​

Switching to renewable energy does not require a big sunny roof, or a lot of money. Participating in the following programs gives you the opportunity to easily support the growth of regional renewable energy projects without having to install or maintain anything. It’s as easy as signing up and paying as little as $4 extra on your monthly electricity bill: 

  • PSE’s Green Power Program: Your home or business can enroll to offset your energy use with renewable options made from naturally replenishing resources, like sunlight, wind, and flowing rivers.  
  • PSE’s Solar Choice Program: Let the sun in with Solar Choice, a way to match some or all of the power you use with clean solar energy. You won’t have any solar panels on your home. Instead, solar energy generated at a separate location will be added to the power grid on your behalf. 

Install Solar Power

Ready to take it to the next level? You can install solar panels on your residential or commercial pro​perty by working with a solar installation company. They will provide you with a consultation to see if your home is a good fit for solar power. Learn more about generating your own renewable power in Bellingham by visiting PSE’s website. And don’t forget to check out the current federal and st​​​ate​ solar incentives to save money!

Are you in? Start today!

Join hundreds of Bellingham community members in taking the “I’m In!” fo​r Climate Action​​ pledge today to make a personal commitment to switch to renewable energy. Whatcom County residents who complete the pledge are eligible to enter our quarterly prize drawing to win a tool to help you reduce your environmental impact.