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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  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Sazan Environmental Services

    Webinar on REAP grants for renewable energy installations

    REAP.jpgThe United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development is a federal agency tasked with administering the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides grants (25% of project cost) and loan guarantees for renewable energy (a majority of which are solar installations) and energy efficiency projects undertaken by businesses. The next application deadline will be March 31.

    Join Solar Washington and USDA Rural Development's Brandon Hoffman on Tuesday, January 28 at 12 noon in a webinar presentation to guide you through the program, the application process and more. Brandon works for USDA Rural Development as part of their Business Programs team out of Mt. Vernon, WA. The presentation should take roughly 45-60 minutes. 

    This presentation will be especially relevant to installers with sufficient background knowledge about REAP eligibility to advise clients about the potential for receiving a grant.

    Who may apply? Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and small businesses in eligible rural areas. Businesses can qualify by meeting the SBA’s definition of a small business and being in a rural area or by being an agricultural producer. Click to be taken to the REAP website for more information.

    How to attend this presentation and to RSVP?  

    • You can view the webinar by clicking the following link from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/227484781
    • If you will not be at a computer, you can also dial in 1 (872) 240-3412. Access Code: 227-484-781.
    • The presentation will be conducted in the conference room at Sazan Environmental Services located at 600 Stewart Street, 16th floor, Seattle, WA 98101. If you would like to attend in person, space is very limited. Please contact Jack Newman of Sazan Environmental Services at jnewman@sazan.com to inquire about space availability. 

    Please RSVP below if you plan on attending the webinar. (Again, if you would like to attend the presentation in person, contact Jack Newman at jnewman@sazan.com to inquire about space availability.)

    This is a free educational service made possible by Solar Washington and Brandon Hoffman of USDA Rural Development.  There are several nearby paid parking lots and street parking is typically available if you plan on attending in person.

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 08:00 AM through March 13, 2020

    Passive House Northwest 11th Annual Conference

    Passive House Northwest is a group of Certified Passive House Consultants and other individuals and organizations whose goal is to promote highly energy efficient construction through implementation of the passive house concept.

    The idea of this theme and logo design is based on the needs of our industry to collaborate together in order to advance energy conservation as part of the solutions needed to face our climate emergency. We are motivated by the IPCC’s report that we have only 10 years to dramatically cut emissions in order to minimize the worst effects of climate change before irreparable harm is done. This graphic is intended to give direction and hope. Click for details


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