Giant Residential Solar Array Starts Feeding Power into OPALCO Grid

Orcas Island residents Richard and Becky Greaves installed a 30kW photovoltaic (PV) system, the largest privately owned system in the Northwest and the largest local producer in OPALCO’s Green Power generation program.

The grid-tied project generated more than 30,000 kWh of green power each year for OPALCO members, enough to provide power for three average households for year!  In addition, there were 13 grid-connected green power generation systems in the islands, producing a total of more than 57,863 kWh of electricity from PV, wind, and micro-hydro power.

The Greaves' Grid-Tied Solar Array