Advancing solar in Washington!

Volunteer-for-Solar-Washington.jpgSolar Washington is the nonprofit organization connecting you with “all things solar” in Washington. We present bi-monthly General Meetings,  the annual Washington State Solar Summit, Solar 101 workshops, and this website as resources to you.

Whether you are considering solar for your home or business, seeking a career in solar, or wanting to learn about legislation in Olympia, Solar Washington provides helpful information to help you navigate the solar energy landscape in Washington State.



2017 Legislative Session Activity

WSLegisbanner.jpgSolar Washington brings you news and updates to bills introduced in Olympia as they pertain to solar and/or energy related policies. The 2017 legislative session began January 9 and is scheduled to end on or by April 23. Click for updates

Help Keep Washington #SolarStrong

SolarStrong_square_logo.pngSolar Washington invites you to help keep Washington #SolarStrong  by supporting a petition spearheaded by Solar Installers of Washington (SIW), a trade association representing its member installers throughout Washington. Click here for more information and to offer your support.

#SolarStrong has provided a side by side comparison of the current program versus the proposed bill draft to begin the 2017 legislative session.  Click Solar Washington's Legislation page with updates from the current 2017 legislative session.

Washington State Solar Summit

WA-Solar-Summit-Transparent-Bkgnd.pngSolar Washington presents the annual Washington State Solar Summit, an important annual information gathering and networking event for all industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, consultants and more. Click to view the schedule and presentations from both the 2016 and 2015 Solar Summits.

  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    March 2017 General Meeting

    GM.jpgCome to Solar Washington's General Meeting at the Phinney Center in Seattle on Wednesday, March 1. The General Meeting takes place from 6-8pm. Click for directions.  (Park in lower parking lot).

    Solar Washington's General Meetings are intended as an informative forum for industry personnel, homeowners and solar enthusiasts. Our meetings present an excellent opportunity to network with industry representatives as well as learn about current products, services and issues surrounding the solar industry in Washington State. Open to all solar enthusiasts. 

    Topics at the March 1 General Meeting will feature the following (subject to change):

    • An update and conversation on HB 1048 and other legislation being considered in Olympia this session which could impact the solar industry in Washington State. 
    • Presentations from representatives from the University of Washington's Clean Energy Institute on CEI's recent Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Opening, a facility for catalyzing innovations in clean energy technology. Read more about Governor Jay Inslee's recent visit to the CEI. Speaking will be J. Devin MacKenzie, Washington Research Foundation Professor of Clean Energy, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington.

    Can't make it to the meeting in person? Follow along from where you are from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Limited to 25 participants. First-come, first-serve.

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (872) 240-3412; Access Code: 489-850-565

    We'll see you there!

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM through May 12, 2017
    Portland Crowne Plaza

    2017 OSEIA Conference

    The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the fastest growing regional solar conferences in the U.S. OSEIA hosted over 400 attendees in 2016 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. For 2017 OSEIA will offer an additional day of training including business development sessions, hands on installation training and electrical code change courses. Also, OSEIA will be developing solar + storage trainings & policy sessions. Click for more information

    May 9-11, 2017 

    Portland Crowne Plaza, Portland Oregon
    1441 NE 2nd Avenue
    Portland, OR 97232

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