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. 

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Why Smart Buildings?' Creating a Compelling Business Case

    Join the Smart Buildings Center for the next event in the ‘Why Smart Buildings?’ series on September 17th at the Pacific Tower in Seattle.

    Hear from a panel of experts on their individual perspectives and experiences with smart buildings. Each panelist will talk about their reasoning behind investing in smart building technologies. Learn about the advantages of smart technologies beyond building performance, and how leveraging smart technologies to enhance the user experience can improve your bottom line.

    Hear first-hand accounts of various smart projects throughout the region that are not only cost-effective but also maximize business competitiveness and productivity while having the added benefit of reducing operational costs and improving asset value.

    Registration cost is $35. Click to register.


  • Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Clean Energy Transition Act Webinar

    The Washington State Department of Commerce invites you to learn more about what is possible for community clean energy planning featuring lessons from a rural community at the upcoming webinar Community Grid Modernization and Workforce Development: Lessons from Tenino, WA.

    As implementation of the Clean Energy Transition Act (CETA) starts to unfold, it is important to think about the opportunities this new work brings to the state. We encourage you to bring your questions and ideas to this online event.

    The webinar will take place on Monday, Sept. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Additional information on how to participate in this event will be posted on Commerce’s CETA web page. No preregistration is required.

    The purpose of this event is to hear from members of the Tenino community about designs to modernize the local energy grid through the use of solar panels, lithium-ion battery storage and other methods of generating clean power, while also addressing education and workforce development in the clean energy sector.

    Leveraging grants from two different Commerce programs, Tenino, with a total population of under 1,700, was recently awarded “Visionary of the Year” by the Smart Electric Power Alliance for its innovative approach to advance community involvement in the energy sector. Tenino could well serve as a model for rural communities across the state, and even the nation. This event presents an opportunity to learn more about this work and how to support similar efforts.

    The Clean Energy Transformation Act, or Senate Bill 5116, establishes new planning requirements for electric utilities and sets specific standards to reduce and eventually eliminate use of fossil fuels to generate electricity for Washington customers. The law also amends the Energy Independence Act, also known as Initiative 937.

    Questions about this webinar should be submitted by email to

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA

    King County Strategic Climate Action Plan public workshops

    Three upcoming public workshops will provide an opportunity for early input into the County's 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. We want your feedback! What are the most important and impactful climate actions the County can take? Where can the County lead? What can we accomplish in partnership with you?

    These workshops are a chance to learn and problem-solve with other participants and county staff on how to best take action on climate change. County staff will share our recent climate progress and challenges, and then participants will have to opportunity to break into topic areas to brainstorm priorities and solutions.

    -Tuesday, October 2nd, 6- 8 pm, Bellevue College (East King County)
    -Wednesday, October 16th, 6-8 pm, Highline College (South King County)
    -Early/Mid October, likely at the Univ. of Washington (North King County)

    Click for details

  • Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM through October 07, 2019

    2019 ASES National Solar Tour

    On October 5 & 6, 2019, hundreds of people who have gone solar across the nation will open their homes and businesses to engage their communities around the power of solar energy.

    Solar homes, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipal buildings, religious institutions, schools, and community solar gardens are all invited to host solar open houses as part of the National Solar Tour. Click for details


  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 16, 2019
    Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, WA

    2019 ESA Storage Exchange

    The ESA Storage Exchange - Powered by EPRI - is an event focused on sharing experiences of successful integration and deployment practices that lower costs, reduce emissions and establish a more reliable and resilient electric grid. An event unlike any other, the ESA Storage Exchange brings together project developers, technological innovators, utilities, and other stakeholders in an engaging environment of expert technical education and peer-to-peer idea exchange. Click for details and to register

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Optimism Brewing Company in Seattle, , WA

    Revolutionizing The Electric Car Buying Process

    The demand for electric vehicles is growing rapidly and automakers are providing an increasing number of EV models for consumers. Electric vehicles provide benefits to both consumers and the environment, but dealerships still find it hard to make electric sales.

    At our October networking event, we will discuss strategies to educate consumers and dealers about EVs. We will also cover different strategies to get cars to the consumers and to engage dealers in making the electric car jump.

    Our guest speakers are Hieu Le, Campaign Representative at Sierra Club and Morgana Taylor, Store Manager at Tesla, Hieu Le will discuss results from the current Rev Up EV campaign – a nationwide study on the consumer experience of electric vehicle shopping. Click for details and to register

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Sheraton Bellevue in Bellevue, WA

    2019 Pre Solar Summit Networking Reception

    Network with other Solar Summit attendees and other solar supporters at Solar Washington's 2019 Pre Solar Summit Networking Reception! Free and open to the public (Solar Summit attendees and non-attendees alike). SW will provide appetizers. Cash bar. Space is limited. Please RSVP if you are coming! 

    We gladly welcome donations to help offset the cost of hosting this reception. 

    If you are attending the Solar Summit on Friday, October 18 at the Meydenbauer Center, the Sheraton Bellevue has a limited block of hotel rooms available at a discounted rate (while supplies last). Click for details. The Sheraton will provide a complimentary shuttle to the Meydenbauer Center on Friday. 


  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 08:00 AM

    2019 Energy Leadership Summit

    The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.

    In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest. The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest. Click for more info and to register.

  • Monday, December 02, 2019 at 08:30 AM

    2019_Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

    Join the Northwest Energy Coalition for the region’s top clean energy conference on December 2, 2019 in Seattle! This fall’s conference will feature keynote speaker Alison Silverstein of the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative speaking about emerging technologies for grid reliability, and we’ll hear from the leaders of some of the Northwest’s largest utilities on the Bonneville Power Administration and the future of the energy system in our region. Finally, conference panelists will focus on reinventing the grid with customer-side resources, both current and emerging, that will be essential for utilities to provide clean, affordable and reliable service for all communities. Click for details


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