Community Energy Projects

Northwest SEED helps communities move forward on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. We focus on the development of clean energy with substantial community ownership and involvement.


Photo: The crew of Whidbey Sun & Wind at the Island Community Solar installation at Greenbank Farm.

We focus on:

thermostatENERGY CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY: Energy conservation and energy efficiency are presently the most powerful tools in our transition to a clean energy future.

Sun iconSOLAR ENERGY: From award winning community solar projects to our innovative Solarize Northwest program, we help communities harness energy from the sun.

wind iconWIND ENERGY: Northwest SEED offers technical expertise paired with educational workshops, outreach, and support to ensure that any community that wants to harvest the wind can make that a reality.

sun turbine panelRURAL RENEWABLES: Northwest SEED helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses access the technical and financial resources needed to complete their clean energy projects.

If you have an idea for a project and would like Northwest SEED’s help, please contact us for more information!

Community Energy Policy

Community Energy projects can only happen if we have strong policies reducing the barriers to implementation and encouraging development at the local level. Our state and local policy efforts focus on:

  1. Increasing access to affordable clean energy
  2. Ensuring that distributed energy projects are part of our diversified energy future

Learn more about our advocacy efforts here.

Working With You

Attend an Event

Northwest SEED provides educational events to community members to support renewable energy project development.

Have an Idea?

Got a project idea ready? We may be able to assist with your community project. Click below to see what services we offer!

Find More Resources

Northwest SEED provides publications, guidebooks and web tools that help communities pursue clean energy projects.