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. We welcome presentation proposals that encompass topics surrounding solar energy workforce development, consumer protection & resources; legislation & policy, industry features, and more. Contact [email protected] to submit a presentation proposal. Presentations must be educational in nature.

We gladly publish solar-related event information from other like-minded organizations, too.  If your organization would like to feature your solar and/or renewable energy related event on this calendar, email your details to [email protected] for consideration. 

Check out our catalog of recordings from recent webinars on our GoToChannel. (Webinar presentations are free, but registration is required upon viewing each video presentation)

  • Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 02:00 PM
    Online

    Leading from the front: Washington state as the next US climate champion

    As the climate crisis builds, decisive actions from the public and private sector, particularly at the state level, are vital to promoting a green economic recovery, strengthening US competitiveness in climate technologies, and keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Washington state, a climate policy leader and longstanding hydroelectric powerhouse, is poised to play an outsized role in leading the United States in a race to the top for clean energy solutions and green economic development. Governor Jay Inslee, the self-proclaimed climate candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries, Washington state’s ambitious state legislature, and several major companies based in the Evergreen State are pushing ahead to set a positive example for the United States and the world to follow.

    Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience. Hosted by the Atlantic Council and the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington.

    Click for details and to register.

  • Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    April 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: Solar Financing 101

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgJoin Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at 12:00 noon (Pacific) and titled, Solar Financing 101. You’re ready, your roof is ready, the sun is out and the tax credit is waiting! So what’s holding you back? If trying to figure out how to pay for it is a hurdle this presentation is for you. Learn more about your options when it comes to paying for your solar system including why no interest may not always be the best option.

    About the speaker: Shannon Ellis-Brock

    ShannonEB100.jpgShannon is Chief Operating Officer, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU). Shannon joined PSCCU in 2008. In 2009 she started an energy-efficiency lending program at the credit union. Through partnerships with local installers, she has expanded the credit union’s loan program to include solar, helping thousands of Washingtonians become solar citizens. In her quest to save the planet, she has continued to grow the loan programs through grants, and by building long-term relationships. Saving the planet is not a job anyone can do alone. Shannon attributes the credit union’s success to the amazing people that make up Team PSCCU. When she is not finding creative ways to help the environment Shannon can be found spending time with the love of her life on urban adventures near and far.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Consumer Education, Engagement & Protection

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to home and business owners, and others with a special interest in this topic.

    How to attend? This presentation will last up to one hour, will take place online and is free to the public, but has a limited capacity. Those interested in attending must register by clicking the link below. Those who RSVP will receive a link prior to the presentation to view or listen in. This presentation will be recorded and made available in the days after the event. 

    Additional resources: forthcoming

    Please support Solar Washington!

    SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpgSupport from individuals and businesses allow our non-profit organization to keep offering presentations like these that make an impact upon the general public as well as the industry. Here are a couple of ways you can support our educational efforts. Thank you!

    Thank you to our current annual company sponsors and members for their support! Time and other details subject to change. 

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  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    Online

    April 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: Breaking Down the Solar Quote

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgJoin Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00pm (Pacific) and titled, Breaking Down the Solar Quote. This webinar will walk through some sample quotes for adding a solar PV system to a home (also applicable to a business). The goal will be to better understand what is in a quote and how to compare quotes to one another. Presented by Solar Washington Board Member Jay Larson.

    About the speaker: Jay Larson

    Jay_100.jpgJay's long time interest in solar energy led him to earn a Master’s Degree in Solar Energy Engineering in Sweden. Not only is it a cool technology harnessing free energy, it has great potential to have a lasting impact for the environment as well as having a positive impact on the social-economic statuses for developing countries and developing communities. Based in his native city of Spokane, he is currently working with PCI Renewables Inc. as a sales & design engineer and desires to see a greater implementation of renewables in our state.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Consumer Education, Engagement & Protection

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to home and business owners, and others with a special interest in this topic.

    How to attend? This presentation will last up to one hour, will take place online and is free to the public, but has a limited capacity. Those interested in attending must register by clicking the link below. Those who RSVP will receive a link prior to the presentation to view or listen in.  This presentation will be recorded and made available in the days after the event. 

    Additional resources: Here are consumer resources available on Solar Washington's website including questions to ask an installer and more. 

    Please support Solar Washington!

    SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpgSupport from individuals and businesses allow our non-profit organization to keep offering presentations like these that make an impact upon the general public as well as the industry. Here are a couple of ways you can support our educational efforts. Thank you!

    Thank you to our current annual company sponsors and members for their support! Time and other details subject to change. 

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  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    May 2021 Solar Washington Presentation: 2021 Legislative Session Recap

    ASWPresentationLogo1.jpgRescheduled from May 11 to May 18.

    Join Solar Washington in this presentation scheduled for Tuesday, May 18 at 12:00 noon (Pacific). Solar Washington Board Member Sarah Vorpahl will provide a review of the climate and energy bills from the 2021 legislative session out of Olympia.

    About the speaker: 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. She is currently working on issues regarding equity and low income households as part of implementing the Clean Energy Transformation Act, the state's new clean energy standard that passed in the 2019 legislative session. Sarah has a doctorate in emerging solar cell technology from University of Washington where she worked at the Clean Energy Institute. After graduation, Sarah turned to policy and received a congressional science policy fellowship where she worked as a climate advisor for Senator Bernie Sanders covering a broad portfolio including climate, energy and agriculture.

    Details & Resources

    Presentation area of concentration: Policy & Legislation

    Suggested audience for this presentation: This presentation is free and open to the public and will appeal to those who follow solar and broader energy policy, industry personnel from all sectors, students, business and homeowners. 

    How to attend? This presentation will last one to 1.5 hours, will take place online and is free to the public, but has a limited capacity. Those interested in attending must register by clicking the link below. Those who register will receive a link prior to the presentation to view or listen in. This presentation will be recorded and made available in the days after the event. 

    Additional resources: Legislation & Policy page on Solar Washington's website; Link to the Washington State Legislature website; Link to WASEIA"s Legislation page

    Please support Solar Washington!

    SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpgSupport from individuals and businesses allow our non-profit organization to keep offering presentations like these that make an impact upon the general public as well as the industry. Here are a couple of ways you can support our educational efforts. Thank you!

    Thank you to our current annual company sponsors and members for their support! Time and other details subject to change. 

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  • Wednesday, June 02, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    2021 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

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    The Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, hosted by the Northwest Energy Coalition, will cover the most pressing issues in the Northwest’s energy landscape. These include salmon recovery and potential changes to the federal hydro system, as well as how to advance equity in the energy space through funding and support for expanded community participation. Panelists will discuss how to address regulatory barriers to decarbonizing utilities, and how stakeholders can engage in the NW Power Council’s regional planning processes to support clean, affordable, and reliable service for all Northwest communities. June 2 & 10. Click for details and to register.

     


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