Decatur Island Community Solar

Decatur Island Community Solar Orcas Power and Light Cooperative

Decatur IslandWA


  • State Washington
  • Utility type Cooperative utility
  • Regulatory Structure Regulated
  • Community Solar Bill Credit Value Retail Rate
  • Community Solar Enabling Legislation Yes
  • Value of State Level RECs & Subsidies Low = less than 10% of value stack
  • Eligible for Tax Benefits No
  • Installation type Ground
  • Year energized 2018
  • Project capacity 752 KW AC
  • Battery Storage 2.6 MWh
  • LMI Share of Capacity 10%
  • LMI Requirement Carve-out
  • Energy Rate Average $0.10
  • LMI Customer Savings 68%
  • Minimum LMI Savings Mandated No
  • Potential # LMI Subscribers 27

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