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.

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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, May 03, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    May 2017 General Meeting

    The next Solar Washington General Meeting will be held May 3 at the Community Hall at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle from 6-8/8:15pm. Click for directions. Park in the lower parking lot.

    Scheduled to speak:

    Mikhaila Gonzales, Project Manager for Northwest SEED, will will discuss its Affordable Clean Energy for All project, and Sameer Ranade, Climate and Clean Energy Program Associate for the Washington Environmental Council,  will talk about the Clean Energy Fund, the Clean Energy Transition Act, and how it can strengthen the solar industry.

    Rick Matheson, CEO/President of Nampa, ID based Advanced Technology Solutions specializing in processing/recovering silicon wafers, broken silicon, solar silicon and a distributor of high-end NAND/DRAM Products. Rick will address silicon repurposing, recycling methods and its challenges.

    Rich Phillips, CEO of PureSolar, will do a presentation on Pure Solar's new PV panel. 


    If you are unable to make the meeting in person, feel free to listen in remotely. (Limited to 25 participants, first come, first serve)

    Join the Solar Washington General Meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/787348053

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (669) 224-3412; Access Code: 787-348-053

     

    Solar Washington presents its General Meetings 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.

    Solar Washington's members and sponsors make our General Meetings and other programs designed to advanced solar in Washington possible. Please show your support for solar by becoming a member or having your company become a sponsor of Solar Washington today! Click for more information.

     

    Friday, May 05, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Grove Hotel in Boise, ID

    2017 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

    Join the NW Energy Coalition on May 5th for the Spring 2017 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, the region's premier clean energy conference! Today's most important energy topics will be addressed, including the role of federal and local governments in the energy sector, the possibilities for clean portfolio development by utilities, the debate over how to recover salmon in the Northwest, and the critical role of transmission in unlocking renewable resources. Click for details and to register.


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