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In 2006, Washington created the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment Program to help build a local solar manufacturing sector and to enable residents to put solar power to work on homes, commercial buildings, and community facilities. The program has been enormously successful...
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Keep Solar Strong for Washington

Solar Strong is an ongoing initiative to keep solar policy strong in Washington State for homeowners, businesses, local municipalities, and the thousands of jobs engaged by the solar industry.

During 2018 Washington saw record deployment of more than 40 megawatts of residential and commercial solar in our state, accompanied by record growth in the utility-scale solar sector. That growth is a direct result of Solar Strong supporters’ advocacy. The key policies that have underpinned solar’s success, however, are now under threat. Our work continues to defend and expand local and statewide policies that have the potential to increase access to renewable energy for everyone in our state.

We have a number of big opportunities to accelerate solar in Washington over the next year. Click here to stay up to date on news and opportunities to make your voice heard!

Issues


Net Metering – Advocacy

Net metering is the core policy driving growth of solar electricity in the US, allowing solar owners to claim full bill credits for the power they generate. Despite the small size of Washington’s solar market, the state’s net metering law is among the most restrictive in the country. Solar supporters around our state are urging legislators to protect and expand this vital policy. There’s room for more solar in Washington! Be a solar champion and support the Solar Fairness Act (SB 5223).

Solar Jobs Bill – Economic Impact

In 2017 the legislature successfully passed the Solar Jobs Bill to support Washington’s growing solar industry. See what its economic impact was in 2018.

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Solar Strong is organized by Solar Installers of Washington.

We welcome contributions toward supporting our mission to keep solar policy strong in Washington State.

Donations are not tax-deductible.

For more information, email info@solarstrongwa.org.