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. 

Solar for Homes & Businesses | Community Solar | Solar Industry | Utilities


2017 Washington State Solar Summit 

WA-Solar-Summit-Transparent-Bkgnd.pngSolar Washington presented the annual Washington State Solar Summit on October 13, 2017. The Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for all industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, consultants and more. Click to view the schedule and presentations from both the 2016 and 2015 Solar Summits.

Notice to Silicon Energy PV module customers

Intertek, an inspection, product testing and certification company, issued a warning concerning Silicon Energy flat-plate photovoltaic modules (identified in the following link) bearing an Intertek certification mark for Canada and the United States that may not comply with relevant safety requirements. Click to read release. (PDF file)

  • Upcoming events

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    DNV GL in Seattle, WA

    Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy Seattle Event

    Mark your calendars and join us Tuesday evening, May 22, for the WRISE 5-5-5 speakers’ session and networking event! Hosted by the Seattle Chapter of WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy).

    Why is it called 5-5-5?

    Well, 5 impressive people will spend 5 minutes telling us 5 interesting things each on a renewable energy and sustainability topic. There is nothing better than keeping it short and sweet smart, right?

    There will be Q&A between each talk and ample opportunity for networking before, during, and after the talks.

    Come learn something new and meet other renewables and sustainability-minded people.

    WRISE Seattle Chapter 5-5-5 Speakers and Networking Event
    Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Location: 4th and Pike Downtown Seattle, 1501 4th Ave, Suite 900 (the DNV GL office)
    Hosted by DNV GL

    Event timeline:
    5:00-5:30: networking over snacks and refreshments sponsored by DNV GL
    5:30-6:45: 5 five-minute talks, Q&A, and discussion
    6:45 and beyond: more networking and discussion

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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 07:30 AM through June 07, 2018
    Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood, WA

    Complying with U.S. Export Controls

    A 2-day program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) professional counseling staff provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. Click for details

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