Solar Washington

Advancing Solar Energy in Washington State


Solar Washington is a 501c3 nonprofit organization promoting the development and effective use of solar and renewable energy with concern for the economic, environmental and social fabric of Washington. Support solar in Washington by becoming a member today. Click to join the effort! Do you have a question about solar? Click here to ask us!



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10/09/2015 - 8:00am to 10/10/2015 - 5:00pm
10/26/2015 - 11:30am to 10/31/2015 - 2:30pm
12/09/2015 - 8:00am to 12/10/2015 - 8:00pm
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Project of the Month - September 2015

KidsQuest Children's Museum, Bellevue, WA
A solar installation in tights and capes? Yes, of course. It was for the kids.
Solar Superheroes descended upon the steep pitched roof of Bellevue’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum in the rain and wind in early September to install a solar array. A&R Solar donated the system–valued at $25,000–to the museum as part of the Solarize Bellevue campaign.
Stunned citizens watched in amazement as solar superheroes performed the super-install. The donation, part of the City of Bellevue’s environmental stewardship program, will offset the museum’s energy costs and serve as a great teaching tool.

A&R Solar Named One of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015 Washington’s Best Workplaces

Story by Jennifer Amend

A&R Solar ( 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. 
"Being a Best Place to Work finalist is validation for all of the hard work we've put in over the last nine years,” said company Founder and CEO Reeves Clippard. “We always work hard to make sure our employees come first so they can take care of our clients. At times just being a solar company attracts talented people. But I have to give credit where it's due--this recognition is about all of the incredible staff that have decided to make working with A&R more than just a job, more than just growing a technology, and more than just helping other people. We've decided to create a place where we can come to be inspired to be better people." 

Number of PSE Electric Customers with Solar Arrays Now Tops 3,000

From Puget Sound Energy Press Release
BELLEVUE, Wash. (June 24, 2015) – Even with a reputation of gray skies in western Washington, solar energy works. More and more Puget Sound Energy electric customers are turning to solar arrays to help generate clean, renewable energy at their homes, businesses and public buildings. As of this week, that number hit 3,000.
“Solar equipment has become increasingly affordable, and that’s a main reason we’re seeing a greater number of customers determining now’s a good time to make the investment,” said Jake Wade, manager of PSE’s solar program. “And the benefits can be seen immediately.” In PSE’s service area, residential customers make up roughly 90% of those with solar arrays; the remaining 10% are commercial properties and municipal locations, such as a library or a city building.

Save the date for the 2015 Solar Summit to be held October 10, 2015 at Shoreline Community College with a reception the evening of October 9. An annual gathering of solar industry stakeholders including installers, manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, nonprofits, legislators and more.

Taking registrations now!. Click to register and for agenda and sponsorship information.

2015 Solar Summit Sponsors, Exhibitors & Supporters
itek Energy
Canadian Solar
Seattle City Light
IBEW Local 46
Generations Credit Union
Solar World
Shoreline Community College
North Coast Electric
A&R Solar
Puget Sound Solar

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