Access Solar

Access Solar is an energy justice program providing free consultation and technical assistance for community based solar energy projects in Washington and Oregon. We support communities in their quest for environmental justice and a transition to clean, renewable, non-exploitative energy.

Environmental Incentive Programs and Injustice
Clean energy incentive programs currently direct the majority of project funding towards predominantly white, residential homeowners of higher incomes and tax brackets. With benefits being distributed in this way, the wealth gap continuously grows. This increases the need for equitable, clean energy solutions.

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Creating Partnerships for Clean Energy
Access Solar facilitates community energy planning in partnership with tribes, advocates, community-based organizations and communities of faith. We provide free technical support to assist our partners in creating a detailed plan and successfully executing a solar energy project that is specific to the needs of your community. Each project and planning process buildsĀ  the capacity to shift political and economic power to Black, native and other marginalized communities across Oregon and Washington.

Free Services for Our Partners
Through grant funding, we are able to deliver free technical assistance such as:

  • Staff training, community workshops and project planning
  • Project templates, resource and contact lists, case studies
  • Project reports and financial projections
  • Grant writing to secure funds for projects
  • Coordination and advocacy with local agencies
  • Human centered design facilitation
  • And more

Desired Partners and Outcomes
We are looking to partner with community-based organizations or advocates seeking to implement a clean energy project. By partnering with us, you will not only lower energy costs and improve indoor air quality, but will have the support you need to organize energy projects from the bottom-up.

Set up a free consultation to discover how we can support your community energy needs and ideas.

Name: Mikhaila Gonzales (she/her)

Email: mikhaila at sparknorthwest.org

Phone: (206) 267-2213

Working With You

Attend an Event

Spark Northwest 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

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