Northwest Solar Communities develops standardized tools to make the process of going solar simple, fast, and cost effective for customers and the jurisdictions and utilities that serve them. Rooftop solar installations in Oregon and Washington provide an increasing number of jobs and a growing share of clean energy. As residents and businesses increasingly choose solar, jurisdictions and utilities are searching for new systems to meet customer demand for permits and interconnection. Responding to this challenge, Northwest Solar Communities has convened a team of jurisdictions, utilities, industry partners, and citizen groups to develop and share solar best practices.
Northwest Solar Communities envisions a future where rooftop solar installations are standardized across a broad swath of the Pacific Northwest. Jurisdictions and utilities will adopt best practices that enable them to serve customers consistently and efficiently while driving down costs, making solar a cost-effective clean energy solution for all.
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Learn about the Washington building code change affecting the permit process for residential rooftop solar photovoltaics. See the checklist and other tools that make it simple to implement the code change. Presenters include Gary Nordeen, WSU Energy Program; Mia Devine, Northwest SEED; and Paul Andersson, City of Bellevue.
Tuesday, December 16th, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM