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Solar News & Industry Updates

  • Markus Virta Talks Going Solar in Washington State

    June 9, 2017

    Director of Sales and Business Development Markus Virta sat down with Joe Teehan of The Joe Show on 930 KBAI this week, to discuss why going solar in Washington makes sense and the current state of House Bill 1048 in...

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  • Let’s Install the Next Planet Power Solar Project!

    March 24, 2016

    Did you know that Snohomish PUD is one of the most solar-friendly utilities in Washington State? It’s true! In addition to the Washington solar production incentive, which is currently the highest in the nation, Snohomish PUD customers with a qualifying site...

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  • HB 2346: Washington Solar Legislative Update

    March 18, 2016

    Many of our followers are keeping a close eye on the activities in Olympia and the progression of House Bill 2346, which proposes updating the current solar production incentive program in Washington State. For the past two weeks, we’ve encouraged our customers, friends,...

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  • HB 2346: The Next Step for Washington’s Solar Industry

    January 18, 2016

    Update 2/2/2016: Western Solar supports HB 2346 as originally drafted in the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development and as outlined in the post below. A substitute bill has been introduced but further details are still in negotiation and are not...

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  • Washington Solar: An Industry Update

    November 3, 2015

    For several years, the solar industry in Washington has experienced huge growth.  Between 2012 and 2014 the solar capacity installed by Western Solar more than doubled, thanks in part to the great incentives available to customers installing solar in...

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  • In the Community: Sponsoring the BIAWC Golf Classic

    August 3, 2015

    With temperatures peaking in the low-nineties on Friday, July 31st, many people in Whatcom County were sequestered in air-conditioned offices, but out at Shuksan Golf Course, the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County’s 2015 Golf Classic was underway.

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