Seattle Renewables sponsors an event (more like hosts) to put up a solar array on a Ballard Fire Station. Using Chris Marshall's alliance as the core team, SR fund-raises the seed capital. Seattle City Light, DOE, USDA and ARRA have grant/stimulus money already allocated. From the Seattle Times headlines: "600 passionate Seattle Renewables Meetup members donate $100 each, fund ground-breaking community solar pilot project. They challenged Sustainable Ballard to match or beat their investment. Seeing the gauntlet thrown, Wallingford Solar put up the money for a 75kw solar array at Seattle Tilth / Good Shepherd Center. Washington-based Silicon Energy gave each fully qualified 75kw community energy project a 9% bulk discount in exchange for prime publicity events. But it was the Ballard Fire House project that started it all."
I'll promote it if Chris Marshall take the business lead. I pledge the first $100.