Solar Washington

Advancing Solar Energy in Washington State


Solar Washington is a 501c3 nonprofit organization promoting the development and effective use of solar and renewable energy with concern for the economic, environmental and social fabric of Washington. Support solar in Washington by becoming a member today. Click to join the effort! Do you have a question about solar? Click here to ask us!



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Northwest Solarfest 2016

Thanks for those who visited Solar Washington's booth at Northwest Solarfest which took place Saturday, July 23 at Shoreline Community College. Thanks to SW board members Julie Wilcox, Bob Ransom and Dean Van Vleet as well as SW volunteer Logan Trabue for helping out at the booth and answering questions from homeowners and solar enthusiasts. Solar Washington was a Kilowatt Sponsor at Northwest Solarfest. 


Solar Washington July 2016 General Meeting

Solar Washington's held its July General Meeting earlier this month in Seattle. 
Meeting topics:
Electric Vehicles Past & Present and the case for how solar power led to Tesla Motors, Inc
Stephen Johnsen, President of the Seattle EV Association.

Stephen Johnsen is the owner of High Performance Electric Vehicles a Washington LLC specializing in consulting for all things related to electric vehicles. Mr. Johnsen firmly believes that electricity will be the "fuel" of choice for future vehicles and has been a passionate advocate for EVs for well over a decade. For seven years Stephen taught electric vehicle technology courses at South Seattle College. He has been involved with the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association since 2004 and has served as Vice President and now President. Stephen is also the Northwest Regional Director for the National Electric Drag Racing Association and has been involved with a number of record-setting electric vehicles. Stephen has patents pending on a solar and battery powered trailer and he sees renewable energy sources as an important key to the electric future. Click to view his presentation.

The current policy environment for vehicle electrification in Washington State
Michael Mann
of Cyan Strategies

Michael Mann is the founder of Cyan Strategies, a consulting firm dedicated to providing green solutions for our blue planet. He has a broad background in public policy, politics and project management. Mann served in the Cabinet of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, where he led the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). At OSE, he managed the city’s successful effort to reach the Kyoto Protocol target for carbon reduction. Earlier in his career, Michael directed the state office of Governor Jay Inslee when he served as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s First District. Click to view his presentation.


Additional topic:

A preview of the 2016 Northwest Solarfest with Maryn Wynne, President of Shoreline Solar Project, along with new NWSF exhibitor, AirSolarWater.

We were unable to provide audio for those wishing to listen in remotely. We regret the inconvenience.

About Solar Washington's General Meetings

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 though donations of $5 or other amounts from non-Solar Washington members and sponsors are welcome to offset the costs of holding the meeting. Thanks to Solar Washington's members and sponsors for making our General Meetings possible. If you or your company are not a member or sponsor of Solar Washington, become one today. Click to become a member or sponsor. If you wish to share your comments about our meetings or have an idea for a presentation, please email
Thanks to Solar Washington's members and sponsors for making our bi-monthly General Meetings possible. 

Save the date! Next Washington State Solar Summit.

October 14 & 15, 2016

Shoreline Community College

Click for registration information and schedule.

Utilities & Municipalities

Solar Washington has provided a comprehensive list of utilities and municipalities in Washington state with links to relevant information concerning each utility's net metering and interconnection processes and more. Click for the list.

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