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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.

In 2017, Solar Strong was successful in updating a key program to make solar more affordable for homeowners and small businesses in Washington. Our work continues today with local and statewide policies that have the potential to expand access to renewables for everyone in our state.

Issues


Net metering

Since 1998, Washington state law has provided for all our 60+ utility districts to allow small amounts of distributed energy generation, like wind and solar, to tie into the broader electrical grid. Now, some utilities are considering a proposal to rewrite net-metering all together.

Solar Jobs Bill — success!

In 2017, the legislature was successful in passing the Solar Jobs Bill to preserve thousands of jobs and support Washington’s growing solar industry.

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