2017 Washington State Solar Summit


Friday, October 13, 2017
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
Conference + Exhibition + Networking Reception
Doors open at 8am; Conference from 9am-5pm; Reception from 5pm-8pm

The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, consultants and more.

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  • Conference: Attend important informational presentations and panels covering current topics such as the future of net metering, the current incentive picture, new trends in solar installations and more. Topics to be addressed include the following (subject to change)
  • Exhibition: Visit with solar industry vendors of various products and services
  • Networking Reception: Join industry personnel and other solar supporters for a post-conference gathering with refreshments and more.
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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee scheduled to say a few words about our clean energy future and Washington state’s leadership on solar industry investments.



 Topics will include the following:

  • Overview of the state of solar in WA and in the United States
  • An overview of net metering, utility net metering updates, and a discussion by stakeholders on how to proceed with addressing net metering in WA
  • Addressing elements of the solar bill passed in July 2017 including the new renewable energy production incentive program and the state's recycling program
  • A look at larger solar projects and new market opportunities & challenges in Washington

Speakers/panelists/moderators scheduled to appear:

  • David Nicol, President, Solar Washington
  • Tom Starrs, Board Chair, Solar Energy Industries Association/Vice President, Market Strategy and Policy, Sunpower Corporation
  • Jim Lazar, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Sen. Guy Palumbo
  • Rep. Norma Smith
  • Sego Jackson; Strategic Advisor, Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship, Seattle Public Utilities
  • Rick Matheson, CEO/President, Silicon 2 Solar
  • George Caan, Executive Director, Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA)
  • Valerie Blecua Bodin, Director of Business Development, Neoen USA
  • Clint Gerkensmeyer, Generation Project Developer, Energy Northwest
  • Ray Wiseman, Yakama Power
  • Jasmine Vasavada, Washington Department of Commerce
  • Jake Fey, Washington State University Energy Program

ALSO JUST ADDED! Afternoon NABCEP training session which will provide a high-level overview of design/install/sales.  NABCEP credits 1.5 hours will be offered to NABCEP training attendees.

 All speakers, panelists and conference topics as well as order of events subject to change at any time.  An agenda will be made available soon and will be posted on this website. 

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Your company's sponsorship of the Solar Summit includes an exhibitor table and other associated benefits. A great way to showcase your company's products or services to industry personnel. Click for details


Downtown Bellevue, WA has a variety of other hotels from which to choose. The Meydenbauer Center has provided information about local lodging, restaurants and other things to do in Bellevue. Click for info.


The Meydenbauer Center is located at 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004. Click for directions and parking information. MC_At_Night-Jack_Von_Eberstein_Crop300.jpg

Pictures above from the 2016 Solar Summit held at Shoreline Community College by Krittawat (Nick) Pattarmekanon.


Past Solar Summits

Solar Washington presented the 2016 and 2015 Washington State Solar Summits at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA. View presentations and agendas from the 2016 Solar Summit and the 2015 Solar Summit




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Additional support

Special thanks to A&R Solar for being a sponsor for the evening reception!

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