Washington is home to 86 solar companies throughout the supply chain, 30 of which work hard to manufacture quality solar panels.
Facts on the Washington Solar Industry
- There are currently more than 86 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Washington, employing 1,300.
- In 2012, Washington installed 4 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 25th nationally. See more solar state rankings.
- Washington ranks 23rd in the country in cumulative installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 1,500 homes.
- In 2012, $23 million was invested in Washington to install solar on homes and businesses.
- Average installed residential and commercial photovoltaic system prices in Washington fell by 13% last year. National prices have also dropped steadily— by 13% from last year and 34% from 2010.
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Solar Companies in Washington
There are currently more than 86 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Washington. These companies provide a wide variety of solar products and services ranging from solar system installations to the manufacturing of components used in photovoltaic panels. These companies can be broken down across the following categories: 30 manufacturers, 16 manufacturing facilities, 22 contractor/installers, 5 project developers, 14 distributors and 15 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.
Washington State Solar Policy Resources
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Washington public utilities
Washington State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Washington
DSIRE Incentives Database - Washington – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Washington and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Washington State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government