A&R Solar Named One of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015 Washington’s Best Workplaces

Story by Jennifer Amend

A&R Solar (www.a-rsolar.com) was named a finalist in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces 2015. The company was founded in Seattle in 2007 by Andy Yatteau and Reeves Clippard as one of the first solar energy installation ventures in Washington State.

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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.
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Solar Washington July 2015 General Meeting

Solar Washington's July General Meeting featured a panel discussion with area installers discussing the aftermath of this legislative session which include proposed changes to the current incentive program. Also speaking was Brandon Provalenko, of Outback Power, who presented on Energy storage: the past and future of renewable energyListen to the entire meeting at YouTube
 
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June 10, 2015 Legislative Update

The state legislature is ironing out last minute budget details at this time. Budget negotiations will have implications for solar as they may affect the current incentive structure. The latest bill being considered is HB 1912 sponsored by Jeff Morris and is scheduled for Executive Session this Friday, June 12, 2015.


Governor Inslee praises five Washington “Solar Communities”

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today proclaimed the cities of Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Seattle “Northwest Solar Communities,” acknowledging their various initiatives that have increased residential solar installations by nearly 200% since 2013. Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle have been recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs and streamlined permitting.

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