An equitable climate solution

For twenty years Spark Northwest has worked at the local level to build equitable, affordable clean energy through community energy programs and policy reform. Our installations of renewable energy have directly prevented over 13 million pounds of carbon emissions annually, while inspiring others to move boldly towards a just transition.

2023 Impact

Our broad goals are to advance clean energy programs that: (1) build capability and capacity, (2) reduce energy burdens, and (3) strive towards energy democracy.  

See how those goals played out with our programs during the past year. 

Adam Powers with Andrea Axel at Sharks Garden, Burien, Washington

See Our Work

This short video tells the story of Adam Powers and his vison for a community-led, renewable energy project that builds local resilience in Burien, Washington.

Watch a 5-minute video about our rural impact.

Our Impact

In 2022, we worked with low-income, Black, Indigenous and people of color-led organizations to develop and complete clean energy projects. We supported rural entities to apply for federal clean energy grants, partnered with Tribal nations on energy planning and projects, and advised local governments on how to equitably transition homes toward using clean energy.


of completed solar projects in low income, BIPOC-led communities


submitted applications for federal rural energy funding


partnerships with cities and counties to equitably electrify homes


people educated about heat pump technology

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Support Our Work

Spark Northwest is accelerating the shift to clean energy one community at a time. But we can’t do it alone. We rely on supporters like you to help us bring affordable, renewable energy to the Pacific Northwest.