Anacortes is an alternative energy aware community on Fidalgo Island in NW Washington. Neighboring island Guemes is a hotbed for all varieties of solar, wind, micro-hydro projects, and we're trying to keep up here in Anacortes. Ample sunny days and mild temperatures, made possible by being in the shadow of the Olympic mountains, makes this area a great spot to do PV. Anacortes is the gateway to the San Juan Islands and the southern Gulf Islands in BC, Canada, also a huge area for solar projects. Many of us here trying to pave the way for our neighbors and friends to embrace solar!