Grow Community

Grow Community on Bainbridge Island is the largest planned, solar-ready neighborhood in Washington state, USA. This new urban development is the model of sustainable living, with beautiful solar-powered, net-zero energy homes, healthy transportation options, and shared community gardens. Solar output of individual residential systems ranges from 2.9 kW to 8.9 kW, with more than 112 kW capacity completed. With a goal of completing 132 residential units by 2016, all with solar systems featuring APsystems Microinverters, Grow Community will eventually save between 2.5 and 3 tons of coal per year.

Grow Community was runner-up in Solar Builder magazine’s 2014 Project of the Year awards.  Learn more.

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Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Installer: A&R Solar
Installation Date: June 2012 – Ongoing
Capacity: 112 kW completed
Module Type: Itek 260 watt modules
Microinverter: APsystems YC200 and YC500A
No. of Microinverters: 24 to 34 per house

“Grow Community is a proud partner of BlueFrog Solar. With  Itek PV modules and APsystems Microinverters supplied by BlueFrog, Grow Community solar is performing better than expected. The Grow neighborhood is now the largest solar neighborhood in Washington state and is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming a net zero community”- Marja Preston, Asani President