Advancing solar in Washington!


Solar 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.

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GiveBigLogo_color_lrg200.jpgThanks to those of you who donated to Solar Washington on GiveBIG day!

Just completing its seventh year, GiveBIG was an online charitable giving event spearheaded by the Seattle Foundation to raise money supporting and improving people’s lives throughout our region. Solar Washington appreciates the kind generosity of those who made a contribution which will help support our solar educational activities and outreach efforts. Thank you!

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, as of April 24, is now in special session. 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.

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

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA

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    Solar Energy International presents:

    PV351L: SOLAR TRAINING - PV SYSTEMS - TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE LAB WEEK (GRID-DIRECT)

    PV351L is an intensive, advanced training designed for solar professionals already working in the PV industry who want to take their technical skills to the next level ­ and gain hands-­on experience with a wide range of advanced analytical tools and meters. A mix of classroom and lab time, theory is immediately applied in the field, with a focus on commissioning, operations and maintenance, troubleshooting, and performance evaluation, using a wide variety of the latest and greatest tools the industry has to offer, including various multimeters, insulation resistance testers, IV curve tracers, and infrared cameras. Learn the advanced skills required to ensure PV systems operate safely and reliably! Click for details and to register. June 20, 2017 at Shoreline Community College.

    Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    Solar 101 & More Presented by Solar Washington

    Solar Washington presents its Solar 101 & More evening on July 6, 2017 from 5:30-8:15pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle. Homeowners and other solar enthusiasts who are considering going solar and/or others who simply want to know more about how solar works are welcome!

    Topics will include:

    • A "Solar 101" presentation where professionals explain the ins-and-outs of solar, how it works and more.
    • Updates on current federal and state incentives available for prospective solar PV adopters.
    • A brief presentation on how homeowners associations (HOA's) address and accommodate solar.
    • A preview of Northwest Solarfest and more!

    Open to the general public. You will have time to connect with fellow solar enthusiasts and check out information tables. Additional details to follow. 


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