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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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  • 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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  • Washington Solar and the Tesla Powerwall

    May 5, 2015

    On April 30, Tesla Motors founder and SolarCity Chairman Elon Musk made an announcement that has renewable energy enthusiasts buzzing. The announcement of the Tesla Powerwall home battery has sparked a lot of interest in our customers, who are...

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  • Washington State Solar Industry Update

    Changes for Solar Energy-Generating Snohomish PUD Customers

    February 11, 2015

    Beginning July 1, 2015, Snohomish PUD customers who take part in the Renewable Energy Production Incentive Program will notice changes to how they receive their Production Incentive Credit. SnoPUD sent out the following notice to their customers, detailing the…

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  • Western Solar on Community Connections

    Western Solar: The Early Years, on Community Connection

    January 15, 2015

    Our general manager, Josh Miller, sat down with Community Connection’s Crystal King to talk about the local roots of Western Solar and how the company got its start in Bellingham. Josh and Crystal also discussed the changes in the...

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