Solar Jam forecasts bright renewable energy future


Bill Reynolds

Terry Nelson is a founding member of the Skagit Valley Clean Energy Co-op. The La Conner resident has advocated and worked to advance solar installations in the region for decades. His efforts are making great progress this year.

The Solar Jam at Maple Hall Saturday could not have been timed better.

The hottest day of the year, with bright sunshine drawing crowds of tourists to the town's boardwalk and other attractions, coincided with a program and concert promoting the advantages of solar energy attended by some 25 people.

The La Conner-based Skagit Valley Clean Energy Co-Operative organized the afternoon, keynoted by Mason Rolph, Olympia Community Solar founder and president. It is a leader in solar installation development in the south Puget Sound.

Rolph, a devoted climate and clean energy activist, said info...

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