Solar Washington

Advancing Solar Energy in Washington State

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Solar Washington is a nonprofit organization composed of people, companies, programs and organizations working to advance the solar industry in our state. Through education and networking, we promote the development and effective use of solar and renewable energy with concern for the economic, environmental and social fabric of Washington.

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Number of PSE Electric Customers with Solar Arrays Now Tops 3,000

From Puget Sound Energy Press Release
 
BELLEVUE, Wash. (June 24, 2015) – Even with a reputation of gray skies in western Washington, solar energy works. More and more Puget Sound Energy electric customers are turning to solar arrays to help generate clean, renewable energy at their homes, businesses and public buildings. As of this week, that number hit 3,000.
 
“Solar equipment has become increasingly affordable, and that’s a main reason we’re seeing a greater number of customers determining now’s a good time to make the investment,” said Jake Wade, manager of PSE’s solar program. “And the benefits can be seen immediately.” In PSE’s service area, residential customers make up roughly 90% of those with solar arrays; the remaining 10% are commercial properties and municipal locations, such as a library or a city building.

Solar Washington July 2015 General Meeting

Solar Washington's next General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 8 in the Community Hall at the Phinney Center in Seattle from 6-8pm. Click for directions. (Park in lower parking lot).
 
Featured discussions at the July 2015 General Meeting:
  • A panel discussion featuring area installers talking about the soon-to-be aftermath of this legislative session which include proposed changes to the current incentive program
  • Brandon Provalenko, of Outback Power, who will deliver the presentation Energy storage: The future and the past of renewable energy.
If you cannot make the meeting in person, feel free to follow along from wherever you are by following these instructions:
Limited to 25 remote participants. First come, first serve.
 
 
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. Free and open to all solar enthusiasts. We rely on the support from our members and sponsors to help in our efforts to educate the public and industry personnel about the benefits of solar in Washington State. If you are non a member or sponsor, please consider supporting Solar Washington today. If you wish to share your comments about our meetings or have an idea for a presentation, please email info@solarwa.org.
 

2015 Solar Summit

Save the date for the 2015 Solar Summit to be held October 10, 2015 at Shoreline Community College with a reception the evening of October 9. An annual gathering of solar industry stakeholders including installers, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, nonprofits, legislators and more. More details available soon.

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Visit Solar Washington at Northwest SolarFest on July 25!

Representatives from Solar Washington will be on hand to answer your questions about solar. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Electricity to Solar Washington's exhibit at NW SolarFest provided courtesy of Athena Energy Corporation.

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Solar Washington is the Washington State chapter of the American Solar Energy Society

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Solar Washington will bring you information from the current legislative session in Olympia including information about public hearings, bills and other news. Click for updates.

Northwest Solar Communities is a coalition of jurisdictions, utilities, industry partners and citizen groups striving to reduce the “soft costs” of going solar.
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