West Seattle biznote: Swedish Automotive adds solar power

July 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm | In Environment, Gatewood, West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

Almost three years ago, when we toured the then-newly built facility that Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) was about to move into, we reported on its environmentally friendly features – including the potential for adding solar-power system in the future. Now, that future is here, with a 9.6-kilowatt system being installed – Swedish Automotive shared the photo with that news, and, as noted in a detailed report on their website, with the hope of more to come. See more photos in this album linked from the Swedish Facebook page.

10 Comments

  1. Good to see local businesses getting into this!

    Comment by Ian — 8:46 pm July 2, 2013 #

  2. Hats off to Dave and company – this is a great step forward.

    Comment by chas redmond — 9:49 pm July 2, 2013 #

  3. Applause!

    Comment by pupsarebest — 11:05 pm July 2, 2013 #

  4. That’s got me mega watt smiling!

    Comment by Frank — 11:43 pm July 2, 2013 #

  5. Solar power in Seattle…good luck with that!

    Comment by gh — 6:59 am July 3, 2013 #

  6. I can’t believe that some people think solar panels are ugly. I can’t wait to see them on EVERY well-situated rooftop making use of that space to tap an energy source that NO ONE can ever embargo or interfere with – well, except maybe one “person” :)

    Comment by Last53BusRider — 7:16 am July 3, 2013 #

  7. Way to go!

    Comment by Todd — 8:43 am July 3, 2013 #

  8. Way to go Swedish! We love solar panels and hope more and more people begin to use them!

    Comment by SeaviewYeti — 9:54 am July 3, 2013 #

  9. GH – it’s actually a myth that you need lots of sunshine for solar power to work, I have been told time and time again (and there’s supporting evidence out there too). – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:39 pm July 3, 2013 #

  10. The water pump at Middle Fork campground is solar powered. Works fine despite being in the shade most of the day.

    Comment by datamuse — 10:14 pm July 3, 2013 #

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