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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!


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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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.