West Seattle biznote: Swedish Automotive adds solar power

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.

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10 Replies to "West Seattle biznote: Swedish Automotive adds solar power"

  • Ian July 2, 2013 (8:46 pm)

    Good to see local businesses getting into this!

  • chas redmond July 2, 2013 (9:49 pm)

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

  • pupsarebest July 2, 2013 (11:05 pm)


  • Frank July 2, 2013 (11:43 pm)

    That’s got me mega watt smiling!

  • gh July 3, 2013 (6:59 am)

    Solar power in Seattle…good luck with that!

  • Last53BusRider July 3, 2013 (7:16 am)

    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” :)

  • Todd July 3, 2013 (8:43 am)

    Way to go!

  • SeaviewYeti July 3, 2013 (9:54 am)

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

    • WSB July 3, 2013 (8:39 pm)

      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

  • datamuse July 3, 2013 (10:14 pm)

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

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