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. 

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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

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Webinar: Battery Based Systems: Design Considerations for Washington Solar

    We're hearing more and more about solar & storage in the national marketplace these days. Solar Washington has invited Steve Higgins of Rolls Battery to present on considerations for solar & storage in the Washington marketplace in this free, one hour webinar: Battery Based Systems: Design Considerations for Washington Solar to take place on Thursday, July 23 at 12 noon.

    This Surrette Battery presentation will address design considerations of Battery based systems. We will focus on topics such as Battery Based Grid Tie, Back-Up, and Off-Grid installations, Return on Investment, Sizing Calculations, Common Mistakes when designing/installing and operating these systems.

    This presentation will be of particular interest to installers and designers

    Steve_Pic150.jpgSteve Higgins, Technical Services Manager at Rolls Battery Engineering, has worked in the Renewable Energy industry since 1995 with companies such as Trace Engineering, Xantrex, and Outback Power Technologies. Steve has accumulated over 25 years of hands-on experience and product knowledge related to battery-based renewable energy systems. This work has taken him around the world, assisting customers with design, commissioning, and troubleshooting small to large-scale battery-based installations. Steve makes use of his extensive experience by offering remote, classroom, and on-site professionally-certified training workshops for Dealers and Installers, covering proper design considerations, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of battery-based renewable energy systems. Thanks to Steve for presenting on this topic. 

    The webinar is free, but accepts a limited number of attendees. Click the link to RSVP which will take you to a GoToWebinar registration form created by Rolls Battery on behalf of Solar Washington. Note that the form indicates that registrations are not used for marketing purposes. There will be notifications for future Rolls Battery Webinars. If you don't want these notifications please click on the unsubscribe link on any notifications you do not want to receive. Click to RSVP. 

    Solar Washington invites industry professionals, academics and other to present on various solar topics that are of interest to solar industry personnel as well as non-industry solar advocates, homeowners and others. If you have a topic idea, please share them with us at

    Please support Solar Washington today!

    Solar Washington relies on the financial support of companies and individuals which allows us to organize presentations like this one in an effort to promote solar education and awareness in Washington. If you would like to see more presentations like this one, click to make your contribution today

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 08:00 AM through August 20, 2020
    Portland Crowne Plaza in Portland, OR

    Oregon Solar Energy Conference 2020

    Postponed until August 18-20, 2020

    OSEC_logo.jpgThe Oregon Solar Energy Conference is a regional solar conference welcoming professionals from throughout solar industry sector.  In 2019 OSEC hosted over 500 attendees representing over 220 companies, over 30 exhibitors & sponsors and 57 sessions ranging from technical training to business training to solar policy. The conference offered over 20 hours registered for NABCEP CE. Join OSEC in 2020 for another amazing event!  August 18-20, 2020 at the Portland Crowne Plaza in Portland, OR.  Click for details and to register


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