(SHELTON, WA)-Participants joined with community leaders Tuesday, December 21, 2015 at Mason PUD 3's Shelton headquarters to dedicate Mason County’s first shared solar energy project.
The 75-kilowatt project is located at PUD 3’s Johns Prairie operations center. Approximately 110 PUD customers will be reaping benefits of energy produced by the solar array, a Washington State Production Incentive, and federal tax credits. It will generate enough electricity to power seven Mason County homes.Read more
Everett, WA – Solar energy is shining bright among Snohomish County Public Utility District customers. Nearly 800 customers now have solar electric (photovoltaic or “PV”) systems on their roofs for a total generating capacity of 5 megawatts. In the past year, solar energy capacity has increased nearly 70 percent.Read more
Story by Jennifer Amend
A&R Solar (www.a-rsolar.com) was named a finalist in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces 2015. The company was founded in Seattle in 2007 by Andy Yatteau and Reeves Clippard as one of the first solar energy installation ventures in Washington State.Read more
The state legislature is ironing out last minute budget details at this time. Budget negotiations will have implications for solar as they may affect the current incentive structure. The latest bill being considered is HB 1912 sponsored by Jeff Morris and is scheduled for Executive Session this Friday, June 12, 2015.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today proclaimed the cities of Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Seattle “Northwest Solar Communities,” acknowledging their various initiatives that have increased residential solar installations by nearly 200% since 2013. Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle have been recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs and streamlined permitting.