Northwest Solar Communities develops standardized tools to make the process of going solar simple, fast, and cost effective. As residents and businesses increasingly choose solar, jurisdictions and utilities are searching for new systems to meet customer demand for permits and interconnection. Northwest Solar Communities has convened a team of jurisdictions, utilities, and industry partners 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 efficiently while driving down costs, making solar a cost-effective clean energy solution for all.
Jurisdictions in Oregon and Washington are invited to adopt best practices to gain recognition as a Northwest Solar Community!
Are you a homeowner interested in going solar? Click on your state of residence below to find out all the basics!
- Washington (coming soon!)
Seattle City Light SolarWISE Workshops
Learn the basics of going solar in Seattle at a series of free workshops being held now through October. Click here for more information or to register for any of the workshops below for a chance to win free door prizes!
Solar Works! Bend, OR
Join local governments, electric utilities, and business interests from Central Oregon for an informative afternoon of solar energy information. Attendees will learn how you can use solar energy to recharge the local economy. Learn more here.
Solar Washington’s Solar Summit
Join solar industry stakeholders in an important discussion about the future of solar this October! The Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for all industry stakeholders including installers, utilities, legislators, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, and more!
Washington’s Energy Future Conference
Now in its sixth year, the Washington’s Energy Future Conference is the state’s “must-attend” clean energy event. Explore the nexus of energy, efficiency, innovation, and the state’s economy, with educational tracks covering: Policy & Regulation, The Business of Renewable Energy, The Business of Energy Efficiency, and Energy Technology Innovation.