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 apply for Mini-Grants to fund a local project to increase deployment of rooftop solar in their community. Download the Application and FAQ. Applications Due April 27, 2015.
Jurisdictions in Oregon and Washington are invited to begin adopting best practices to gain recognition as a Northwest Solar Community!
Seattle City Light SolarWISE Workshops
Learn the basics of going solar in Seattle at a series of free workshops being held now through October. Register for any of the workshops below for a chance to win free door prizes!
- July 29, 6:30PM High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW.
- August 11, 7PM Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.
- September 10, 7PM Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE.
- September 23, 7PM, Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N.
- October 3, 10AM, Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S.
- October 11, 3:00PM Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave S.
Solar Now! University: Sprinting Ahead
What can you do to help get more solar built in the Northwest? How can we get 10,000 more installations built in the Pacific Northwest in 2015-16? Find out at this year’s Solar Now! University conference, in Oregon City, Oregon on Thursday, September 3rd.
Purchase your tickets here before July 31st to get the Early Bird Rate!