General Meetings, Presentations & Events

Solar Washington General MeetingAs part of its mission to promote the uses and benefits of solar energy, Solar Washington hosts in-person and online meetings, networking events, webinars and conferences that appeal to industry personnel, homeowners and those with an interest in incorporating solar energy into our lives. Our programs and activities provide opportunities for Washingtonians to learn about current products, services and issues surrounding the solar industry in Washington State. 

Thanks to Solar Washington's sponsors and members for making our meetings and programs possible. If you or your company are not a member or sponsor of Solar Washington, become one today. If you wish to share your comments about our programs or have an idea for a presentation, please email [email protected].

Archive of past General Meetings, Presentations, Events and More

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

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2020

2019

2018

2017 

Solar Washington participated in the 2017 YMCA Earth Service Corps Environmental Symposium (pictured left). Here's feedback from staff, volunteers and participants:

EnvSymposium1.jpg"Many youth commented that they learned a lot (from Solar Washington), loved that your presentation was interactive and highlighted it as the workshop from which they learned the most. A handful of evaluations also specifically highlighted that they felt hopeful after Solar Washington's workshop. Our staff and volunteers also commented on the high quality and engaging nature of your workshop. It was highlighted as one of the best by all groups!"

2016 

  • Presented the January 2016 Solar Washington General Meeting
  • Presented the March 2016 Solar Washington General Meeting
  • Presented the May 2016 Solar Washington General Meeting
  • July 2016 (link unavailable; Solar Washington skipped a September 2016 General Meeting in preparation for the 2016 Washington State Solar Summit which took place in October)
  • Presented the November 2016 Solar Washington General Meeting
  • Attended and/or tabled at the following outreach events
    • Northwest SolarFest (Shoreline, WA)
    • Sustainable Ballard (Seattle, WA)
    • Aviation Technical Services Earth Day event (Everett, WA)
    • Energy Management Congress Expo (Seattle, WA)
    • Youth Climate Action Summit Fair at the Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA)
    • Attended Fall 2016 Northwest Clean & Affordable Energy Conference (Portland, OR)
  • Invested in a new website with more user-friendly functionalities and improved database and communication capabilities
  • Presented the 2016 Washington State Solar Summit (Shoreline, WA)
  • Provided a Solar 101 presentation at the United Church (University Place, WA); shared solar resource materials for Go Green Tricities for the Elements at the REACH event (Richland, WA)
  • Supported the #SolarStrong effort to encourage a healthy solar industry in Washington

2015 

files & information forthcoming

  • Presented the January 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the March 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the May 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the July 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the 2015 Washington State Solar Summit in Shoreline
  • Presented the November 2015 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle

2014

files & information forthcoming

  • Presented the January 2014 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the March 2014 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the May 2014 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the July 2014 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the November 2014 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle

2013

files & information forthcoming

  • Presented the January 2013 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the March 2013 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the May 2013 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the July 2013 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the November 2013 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle

2012

files & information forthcoming

  • Presented the May 2012 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the September 2012 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle
  • Presented the November 2012 Solar Washington General Meeting in Seattle

Listen to a portion of past Solar Washington General Meetings on our YouTube page.

Notable Past Programs & Accomplishments:

  • Organized the state solar tour in conjunction with the national solar tour annually since October 2000, and coordinate the 4th largest tour in the nation in 2005, with over 150 sites and more than 1,200 visitors in at least a dozen communities, statewide.
  • Produced a 2014 survey reporting on the positive impact of solar on Washington's economy.
  • Continuously host bi-monthly public General Meetings bringing homeowners, clean energy advocates and industry professionals to discuss solar news, information, research and more.
  • Participated in Northwest Solar Communities, a team of jurisdictions, utilities, industry partners, and citizen groups facilitated by Northwest SEED (now Spark Northwest), Washington Department of Commerce, Oregon Department of Energy, Solar Oregon and other groups, which worked to make the process of going solar simple, fast, and cost effective for customers and the jurisdictions and utilities that serve them.
  • Presented the 2015 and 2016 Washington State Solar Summits which welcomed industry personnel across the state in discussions concerning the current and future state of solar in Washington.

Also, ongoing...

  • Solar Washington participates in the Washington PV module recycling program planning.  
  • SW Board of Directors field solar-related questions from the general public via our website.  

How you or your company can support our efforts

 

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SW_at_Wild_Horse.jpg Picture of Solar Washington board members Dean Van Vleet, Joan Schrammeck, Chandra Romel and Craig Wahl on a tour of PSE's Wild Horse facility in Kittitas County (November 2018).

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