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

    Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM through April 07, 2017
    Hotel RL Olympia

    2017 Passive House Northwest Annual Conference

    Why One Should Attend

    • Compelling keynote and plenary speakers discussing the latest trends, techniques, and challenges within the PH movement
    • Three educational tracks to enhance your knowledge and skills
    • New to the industry? Check out Passive House 101 and take a Passive House tour
    • A comprehensive vendor fair where you can meet and network with industry pros and leading edge suppliers
    • Excellent networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
    • A chance to share ideas and ask questions.

    Who Will Be There?

    • Architects and designers
    • Builders and remodelers
    • Building products manufacturers and distributors
    • Real estate developers and appraisers
    • Energy consultants
    • Mechanical and electrical engineers
    • Home performance contractors
    • HVAC/Mechanical consultants
    • Renewable energy providers
    • Representatives of organizations that support the PH movement
    • And individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in learning more about PH!
    • The strength of this movement is based on the involvement and enthusiasm of people like you! We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting and informative program!

    Click for more information and to register

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Climate Change Forum at WSU-Tri Cities

    Event will start at 6:30pm and will be held at WSU-Tricities campus in north part of Richland. 

    First speaker: PNNL climate scientist and Tri Cities Citizens' Climate Lobby president Dr. Steve Ghan will present causes and science of climate change 
    Second speaker: WSU Professor Lori Nelson will speak on consequences and mitigation of climate change
    Third speaker: Eugene Wilkie, owner of Now! Solar and a Solar Washington Board Member who will teach residents how to go solar and conserve energy use.

    Q&A will follow the presentations. This community event is free

    Also showing will be the film, How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, on Friday, April 21st as a chain of events leading up to Earth Day and the Tricities Celebration of Science march on April 22nd in Richland.

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