During a visit to the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park in Washougal on Friday, Jan. 5,
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee praised local efforts to bring solar power to east Clark County residents.
“When I see a local community using their own moxie and teamwork, that’s really thrilling. That’s why I came today,” Inslee said, referring to the Clark Public Utilities’ community solar project located at the Port’s industrial park.
The governor compared the success of the community solar power project to that being enjoyed by members of the University of Washington (UW)’s nationally recognized football team.
“It’s all about the team and making sure everybody can be part of the effort. That’s why (the UW Huskies) are so successful,” Inslee said. “… You have a team, and you’ve made sure everybody in the community can be on the team. You’re using a tremendous, almost infinite resource of solar energy. You’re doing it on a financially sound basis. And, what is most impressive to me, you’re making sure that everybody in the community can access it, including people who are low-income, people who might not own their own roof.”