2022 Solar Summit FAQs

How is parking around the conference center?


Parking is not great around the Centilia Cultural Center.  The conference center is located steps from the Beacon Hill Link Station, so we recommend using public transit to attend.  If you are coming from the North, parking at the Northgate Park & Ride would be a great option.  The Tukwila/International Blvd Link Light Rail Station offers a good alternative if your coming from the South.

Parking in streets adjacent to the Transit Station is mostly limited to 2 and 4 hours.  Free parking is available in residential areas further East, starting around 20th Ave S.  Specifically, we found parking on:

19th Ave S, between College & Bayview
S Waite Street, east of 19th Ave. S
20th Ave S, between McClellan & Bayview

And west of the conference center:

S Stevens, west of 15th

What does my registration to in-person attendance at the Summit cover?

What does my registration to in-person attendance at the Summit cover?


Your registration cover all the in-person sessions from 9 am to 5 pm, pre-event breakfast, lunch, and after-hour gathering with food and non-alcoholic beverages.  The registration also covers optional access to the Job Fair.

I will need overnight accommodations. Is there a block of rooms reserved somewhere?


Solar Washington did not reserve a block of rooms, but has identified two nearby hotels that would be convenient for Summit attendees:

- Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle – Stadium - 1046 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134 - $189/night (closer, easier driving distance)

- Georgetown Inn – 6100 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108 -$159/night


I am looking for places to meet colleagues during or after the conference. Any suggestions?


Beacon Hill is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood with many options within close proximity to the Centilia Center.  There are food vendors and sitting areas outside in front of the conference venue.  Here are some more ideas in and around the plaza:


The Station Coffee Shop 1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144 Coffee shop, with bagels, and sandwiches
Nikos Gyros 1636 S McClellan St, Seattle, WA 98144 Greek Food
Fresh Flours 1624 S McClellan St, Seattle, WA 98144 Fine pastries and coffee
Perihelion Brewery 2800 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Brewery
Milk Drunk 2805 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Fried chicken sandwiches, craft cocktails and seasonal soft serve.
Homer 3013 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired cuisine
The Coupe & Flute 3015 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Champagne Tavern
Oak 3019 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads

What is the protocol regarding COVID-19?

What is the protocol regarding COVID-19 at the 2022 Solar Summit?


Solar Washington is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all attendees, speakers and exhibitors. We are monitoring the response by healthcare and government officials and will request that all attendees follows local regulations regarding face coverings at the time of the event.

In the unlikely event that a health crisis would force the cancellation of in-person events, we would move the event online and reimburse you for the difference between in-person registration fee and online registration fee.

10/12/22 update: as this time, there are no requirements for in person attendance.  Masks are optional.

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