Forum tackles solar energy, emergency preparedness


February 7, 2024

The future is looking brighter for solar energy in La Conner.

“You have a big advantage,” Markus Virta, managing partner and co-founder of Cascadia Renewables, told two dozen people attending a community solar storage feasibility study meeting at La Conner Swinomish Library last Saturday.

Virta said collection and analysis of detailed energy usage data at La Conner Schools and the La Conner fire station, could lead to future state grant funding for installation of clean energy systems and backup generators at both venues This is his firm’s “main effort” in Skagit County.

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