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, February 02, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    February 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: Working in Solar-Utility

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgJoin Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Tuesday, February 2 at 12:00 noon (Pacific) and titled, Working in Solar: Job Types and Functions at a Utility. Solar Washington welcomes Bart Hansen of Clark PUD and Suzy Oversvee of Snohomish PUD (both of whom are Solar Washington Board members), who will talk about solar energy and how it applies when working at a utility. 

    About the speakers: Bart Hansen & Suzy Oversvee

    Bart Hansen is a Key Accounts Manager at Clark Public Utilities based in Vancouver, WA and has been with the utility for twenty years. He has spent the last six of those years managing the residential net metering programs hand been an advocate for solar in the community. Bart also sits on the Vancouver City Council.

     

    Suzy Oversvee is the New Energy Initiatives Program Manager/Senior Program Manager at Snohomish County PUD based in Everett, WA. She has nearly 12 years of experience in designing and implementing conservation and renewable energy programs at Snohomish PUD.

     

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Workforce Development

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to those interested in working in the solar industry, those already working with a utilty, 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 on our website.

    Additional resources: Click for utility resources on our website.

    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. 

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    February 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: Feature on Remote Energy

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgJoin Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 noon (Pacific) where we welcome Brad Burkhartzmeyer and Laura Walters to talk about their organization, Remote Energy, a Tacoma-based 501 (c)(3) for-impact organization formed in 2017 comprised of electricians, educators and innovators in the PV industry who share a vision to catalyze change in the developing world. Remote Energy is dedicated to sharing their experience, skills and expertise to empower individuals, communities, technicians and instructors in marginalized and developing communities worldwide. Remote Energy's unique skill-sets and shared passion for solar energy, social justice and education provide the foundation and the motivation for their work. Click to be taken to Remote Energy's website.

    About the speakers: Brad Burkhartzmeyer & Laura Walters

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    Brad is an experienced solar system designer and installer. He founded Sun's Eye Power Company, a solar energy and electrical contracting company in 1993. Brad is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified PV Installer, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) certified PV Master Trainer®, and licensed electrician who has spearheaded efforts to bring solar electric systems worldwide. He works with the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), Solar Energy International (SEI), and Rotary International. He trains installers and also teaches classes for community groups wishing to know more about solar possibilities for their own homes. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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    Laura has over fourteen years of instructional design experience with the specific focus of how to design and install of solar electric systems. She has applied this expertise for Solar Energy International, We Share Solar, and the Solar Electric Light Fund developing curriculum packages, textbooks, and training programs for a wide variety of audiences. In addition to curriculum work, she has taught Indigenous trainings, Solar In the Schools installations, and online PV courses. Her passion lies in distilling complex information into a digestible and engaging format and creating graphics to convey ideas.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation areas of concentration: Solar industry practices, news & features; Workforce Education/Development

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to those interested in learning more about other Washington-based organizations making an impact in the area of solar education, training, and development.

    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. 

    Additional resources: Visit Remote Energy's website.

    Please support Solar Washington!

    SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpgSupport from individuals and businesses allow us 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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