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Washington Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
106.31
National Ranking:
32nd (28th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
10,583
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.10%
Solar Jobs:
3,681
Solar Companies in State:
157 (37 Manufacturers, 61 Installers/Developers, 56 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$395.29 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
385 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th)

Washington is home to 161 solar companies throughout the supply chain, 35 of which work hard to manufacture quality solar products.

2017-Q4-WA

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Notable Solar Installations in Washington

  • Wild Horse was completed in 2009 by developer Puget Sound Energy. This photovoltaic project is among the largest solar installations in Washington and has the capacity to generate 0.5 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 49 Washington homes.5

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Solar Companies in Washington

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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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Washington – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Washington, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

Number Of Installations
13,563