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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Save the date! Solar Washington's May 2016 General Meeting

Save the date for Solar Washington's next General Meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 from 6-8pm in the Community Hall at the Phinney Center in Seattle. Click for directions.

May 2016 Meeting Topics  & Speakers

Post 2016 Legislative Session Discussion

Jeremy Smithson, Policy Director of Solar Installers of Washington; Founder of Puget Sound Solar


Bruce Speight, Executive Director of WashPIRG and WashPIRG Foundation. More info about Bruce

Presentations on next generation materials and systems for solar energy capture

Dane deQuilettes, Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Washington's Clean Energy Institute

Summary: Perovskite based photovoltaics have taken the solar energy research field by storm with the material's promise to provide one the lowest levelized costs of electricity to date. But amidst all the excitement, this potentially revolutionary material is still poorly understood and large-scale deployment will require complete control over the material's properties. Here, I will highlight the significant strides made in the research field to take perovskites closer to commercialization as well as the current limitations that still need to be overcome. More info about Dane


Zhaoxia Qian, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Ginger Research Lab and Masiello Group, University of Washington's Clean Energy Institute

SummaryThe last decade has seen tremendous progress in synthesizing and fabricating nanomaterials with precise control over their sizes, shapes, morphologies and chemical compositions. While these nanomaterials has exhibited promising applications in sensing, catalysis and biomedicine, to name a few, I will highlight how to use these emerging nanomaterials for solar energy harvesting and conversion into chemical energy. More info about Zhaoxia.

Speakers subject to change.
If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please join in remotely using the following: Or, you can also dial in by calling (408) 650-3123, Access Code: 961-601-269 

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. 

Advanced giving for GiveBig 2016 Day is now available!

You can now make a gift to Solar Washington between now and May 3rd (GiveBig 2016 Day!) and support our efforts to promote the benefits and adoption of solar in Washington. Thank you!

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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.

Click the "Donate Now" button to make a tax-deductible gift today to Solar Washington. Your donation supports Solar Washington's operations and programs. Thank you!

The 2015 Washington State Solar Summit was held October 9 & 10, 2015 at Shoreline Community College and was presented by Solar Washington. The Solar Summit was an annual gathering of solar industry stakeholders including installers, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, nonprofits, legislators and others discussing important issues and opportunities for the solar industry in Washington.

Click to for the agenda and more information.