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)

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    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 approximately 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 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. 


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

    2021 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference


    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.


  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 08:00 AM

    2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase


    This annual event attracts leaders from across North America to connect and join the conversation about clean technology innovations. Now a Virtual one-day format for 2021. Attendees include corporate sustainability officers, environmental officers, C-suite, researchers, elected officials, policy staff, entrepreneurs, investors, STEM students, and everyone building an innovative CleanTech Future. Produced by the Clean Tech Alliance. Click for more information and to register.

  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021 at 08:00 AM through August 06, 2021
    Hybrid Conference | University of Colorado Boulder & Online

    ASES Solar 2021


    Registration is OPEN to the 50th annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future! Register today for ASES's first ever hybrid conference, taking place August 3-6 in Boulder, CO and online. Early bird discounted rates are available until May 1. Produced by the American Solar Energy Society. Click for details and to register


  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 08:00 AM through November 05, 2021
    To be determined

    2021 Oregon Solar & Storage Conference


    One of the nation’s most beloved regional solar conference is planning an in person return to Portland, Oregon depending on health safety regulations at the national, state and local levels. Your safety is our main concern. Produced by the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association.  Click for details

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