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

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    April 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: Breaking Down the Solar Quote

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgJoin Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00pm (Pacific) and titled, Breaking Down the Solar Quote. This webinar will walk through some sample quotes for adding a solar PV system to a home (also applicable to a business). The goal will be to better understand what is in a quote and how to compare quotes to one another. Presented by Solar Washington Board Member Jay Larson.

    About the speaker: Jay Larson

    Jay_100.jpgJay's long time interest in solar energy led him to earn a Master’s Degree in Solar Energy Engineering in Sweden. Not only is it a cool technology harnessing free energy, it has great potential to have a lasting impact for the environment as well as having a positive impact on the social-economic statuses for developing countries and developing communities. Based in his native city of Spokane, he is currently working with PCI Renewables Inc. as a sales & design engineer and desires to see a greater implementation of renewables in our state.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Consumer Education, Engagement & Protection

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to home and business owners, and others with a special interest in this topic.

    How to attend? This presentation will last up to 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 RSVP 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: Here are consumer resources available on Solar Washington's website including questions to ask an installer and more. 

    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. 

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    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    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 one to 1.5 hours, 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. 

    Click_to_registerNEWc.jpg


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