Solar and other energy-related events throughout Washington and the Pacific NW

Upcoming events produced by Solar Washington as well as other organizations throughout the region. Click the individual events below for additional details. If your organization would like to feature your solar and/or renewable energy related event on this calendar, email your details to for consideration. 

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    Webinar: Opportunities for emerging perovskite-based PV

    “What’s a perovskite solar cell and why should I care?”

    Ginger_Lab_Erin_REU_Summer_2017-reduced275.jpgUW Chemistry Professor and Clean Energy Institute (CEI) Chief Scientist David Ginger (pictured below) will present a webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 1pm on opportunities for emerging perovskite-based PV. Perovskite solar cells seem to be in the news practically every week. In this talk David will introduce perovskite solar cells and talk about some of the potential advantages – and remaining challenges – to the widespread adoption of this emerging photovoltaic technology.

    Click to read more about perovskite solar cells. The UW Clean Energy Institute recently announced a new research and development coalition to accelerate the domestic commercialization of perovskite technologies. Click to read release. Here is a release from NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

    David_Ginger_Headshot_10-9-2018reduced.jpgDavid Ginger is CEI’s chief scientist and Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Endowed Professor of Chemistry and Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Scholar in Chemistry at the UW. Ginger earned his Ph.D. in physics in the optoelectronics group at the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2001. His research centers on the physical chemistry of conjugated polymers and nanostructured materials with applications in optoelectronics – especially thin film solar cells – and sensing. Ginger has been recognized by the Research Corporation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, NSF, ACS, and the Microscopy Society of America, and was elected a Fellow of the AAAS in 2012. More info on David and the CEI.

    Sarah100.jpgPresented by Solar Washington and hosted by SW Board Member Sarah Vorpahl. Sarah Vorpahl is a Senior Energy Policy Specialist specializing in distributed energy resources at the Washington State Department of Commerce based in Olympia. Sarah has a doctorate in emerging solar cell technology from University of Washington where she worked at the Clean Energy Institute.

    How to attend this webinar?

    Attendees to this webinar are asked to RSVP below. Meeting details will be emailed to those who RSVP closer to June 4. This webinar is being facilitated by Solar Washington. 

    Please support Solar Washington

    This event is free, but we are requesting that attendees make a donation to Solar Washington to support this and other educational programs and resources. You may become an annual member of Solar Washington at $35 or make a donation of any amount such as $10, $25 or more. Click to become an individual member of Solar Washington. Or, click to make a general donation in any amount. Every bit helps! Thank you!

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    NW SOLARFEST Sustainable Living Fair 2020


    NWSolarFest300.jpgEducational event scheduled for June 13, 2020 on the campus of Shoreline Community College to help homeowners and citizens explore renewable energy options and empower them to make changes in their lives to reduce their carbon footprint. This is the 17th year of NW SolarFest, making it the longest running active renewable energy and sustainable living event in Washington State.

    This year’s event will have an increased focus on education, seminars and discussions. The footprint will change from an all outdoor event to an indoor/outdoor event allowing for a more focused space for attendees and more opportunities for hands on learning. Click for more details.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 08:00 AM through June 26, 2020
    GWU Marvin Student Center in Washington, DC

    ASES SOLAR 20/20

    ASES SOLAR 20/20 is the American Solar Energy Society’s 49th annual National Solar Conference. THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. The conference will feature technical sessions, provocative plenary panels, an action focused townhall and solar citizen day, networking events, and more. Click for details and to register

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 08:00 AM through June 25, 2020

    2020 AEE West Energy Conference and Expo

    The Association of Energy Engineers invites you to join commercial, industrial, and governmental energy professionals from the West Coast and Northwest regions of the United States to attend AEE West - Energy Conference and Expo. The area is home to leaders in the fields of sustainable energy generation, conservation, and efficiency, green building technologies. Attendees are seeking to learn about key energy issues, energy-efficient solutions, new energy initiatives, and developments in clean energy technologies. Click for more information and to register.

  • 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


  • Tuesday, September 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, WA

    2020 GoGreen Conference

    Conference Date Postponed to September 8, 2020

    For ten years, the GoGreen Conference has been the ultimate sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes.

    Join us to celebrate ten years of advancing our mission of empowering attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind. View our most recent Conference Program and featured leaders Case Studies and Speakers, which demonstrate how GoGreen delivers an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organization. Click for details

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    World Forestry Center in Portland, OR

    Fall 2020 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

    The Clean & Affordable Energy Conference is hosted by the Northwest Energy Coalition and brings together NWEC members and guests to discuss issues pertaining to energy policies throughout the Northwest. Visit NWEC's website for details as they become available. 

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