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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2017 Washington State Solar Summit: October 13, 2017 in Bellevue, WA

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. The 2017 Washington State Solar Summit will take place October 13, 2017 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Check back soon for details. Click to view the schedule and presentations from both the 2016 and 2015 Solar Summits.

Notice to Silicon Energy PV module customers

Intertek, an inspection, product testing and certification company, issued a warning concerning Silicon Energy flat-plate photovoltaic modules (identified in the following link) bearing an Intertek certification mark for Canada and the United States that may not comply with relevant safety requirements. Click to read release. (PDF file)


  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 05:30 PM

    Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Open House

    Join Solar Washington for a tour of, and an evening of networking at, the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, the UW Clean Energy Institute’s facility for catalyzing innovations in clean technology.

    We’ll hear from the Testbeds team about how this open-access facility for businesses and academic researchers is accelerating the development, scale-up, and adoption of new technologies in solar harvesting, energy storage, and grid integration. We’ll see state-of-the-art instruments for manufacturing prototypes, testing devices, and integrating systems and meet UW researchers and students.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    September 6, 2017
    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    4625 Union Bay Place NE
    Seattle, WA 98105

    Directions: http://depts.washington.edu/wcet/about/location/

    Parking: Some parking is available in the lot in front of the building. Street parking is usually available on Union Bay Place or in the surrounding neighborhood. Parking is also available in UW lot E1. Enter lot E1 at Walla Walla Rd and Montlake Blvd. It is a 10 minute walk to the Testbeds.

    Space is limited. Click to RSVP.

    About the Clean Energy Institute
    The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington (UW) was founded in 2013 with funds from the state of Washington. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future that will improve the health and economy of our state, nation, and world. To accomplish this mission, CEI supports the advancement of next-generation solar energy and battery materials and devices, as well as their integration with systems and the grid. The institute creates the ideas and educates the people needed to generate these innovations, while facilitating the pathways to bring them to market. cei.washington.edu

    About the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds
    The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) created the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds to accelerate the development, scale-up, and adoption of new technologies in solar harvesting, energy storage, and grid integration. This open-access facility for academic researchers and businesses houses labs for manufacturing prototypes, testing devices, and integrating systems. wcet.washington.edu)

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Portland OR

    Women's Empowerment West Coast Summit 2017

    This summit is a joint initiative created through a partnership with SEIA's Women's Empowerment Committee and OSEIA. The event aims to facilitate education, connections, and provide thought leadership in the solar industry. Hear from key industry leaders as we cover topics related to leadership, diversity and policy. Click for more information and to register. 


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