Advancing solar in Washington!

Solar Washington is the nonprofit organization connecting you with “all things solar” in Washington. We present and partner with other organizations to hold events and our General Meetings,  present the annual Washington State Solar Summit, host Solar 101 workshops, and provide other educational resources for Washingtonians with an interest in solar. 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. 

How you can support our educational activities

We rely on the financial contributions from individuals and companies to help support our efforts. Click here to choose how you would like to support us. Thank you!

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  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    May 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: 2021 Legislative Session Recap

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgRescheduled from May 11 to May 18.

    Join Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 at 12:00 noon (Pacific). Solar Washington Board Member Sarah Vorpahl will provide a review of the climate and energy bills from the 2021 legislative session out of Olympia.

    About the speaker: Sarah Vorpahl

    Sarah Vorpahl is a Senior Energy Policy Specialist specializing in distributed energy resources at the Washington State Department of Commerce based in Olympia. She is currently working on issues regarding equity and low income households as part of implementing the Clean Energy Transformation Act, the state's new clean energy standard that passed in the 2019 legislative session. Sarah has a doctorate in emerging solar cell technology from University of Washington where she worked at the Clean Energy Institute. After graduation, Sarah turned to policy and received a congressional science policy fellowship where she worked as a climate advisor for Senator Bernie Sanders covering a broad portfolio including climate, energy and agriculture.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Policy & Legislation

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to those who follow solar and broader energy policy, industry personnel from all sectors, students, business and homeowners. 

    How to attend? This presentation will last approximately one hour, will take place online and is free to the public, but has a limited capacity. Those interested in attending must register by clicking the link below. Those who register will receive a link prior to the presentation to view or listen in. This presentation will be recorded and made available in the days after the event. 

    Additional resources: Legislation & Policy page on Solar Washington's website; Link to the Washington State Legislature website; Link to WASEIA"s Legislation page

    Please support Solar Washington!

    SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpgSupport from individuals and businesses allow our non-profit organization to keep offering presentations like these that make an impact upon the general public as well as the industry. Here are a couple of ways you can support our educational efforts. Thank you!

    Thank you to our current annual company sponsors and members for their support! Time and other details subject to change. 


    Wednesday, June 02, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    2021 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference


    The Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, hosted by the Northwest Energy Coalition, will cover the most pressing issues in the Northwest’s energy landscape. These include salmon recovery and potential changes to the federal hydro system, as well as how to advance equity in the energy space through funding and support for expanded community participation. Panelists will discuss how to address regulatory barriers to decarbonizing utilities, and how stakeholders can engage in the NW Power Council’s regional planning processes to support clean, affordable, and reliable service for all Northwest communities. June 2 & 10. Click for details and to register.


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