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A fourth government building in Anacortes is “going solar.” Mayor Gere has received the go-ahead from the City Council to sign a contract for solar panes to be installed on the police station.

The arrangement is similar to the solar installations on the library and the middle school. A privately-funded community group will lease the rooftop space for five years for $1,000 per year and will recoup their funding through a state renewal energy incentive based on actual electricity generated.

Once the lease ends, the city will own the solar installation. The solar installation is expected to generate 17 kilowatts of electricity and have a 25-year warranty. The high school also has a solar installation.

Find more information on the Skagit Community Solar’s Web site.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

3,764 Confirmed Skagit Cases
327 Cases in ZIP 98221

230 Hospitalizations
47 Deaths
819 Fully Vaccinated
7,654 Doses Given


290,168 Confirmed Cases Statewide
17,354 Hospitalizations

4,167 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6:00 pm January 26, 2021.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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