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SIW Joins the NW Energy Coalition

May 14, 2014 9:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over 100 clean energy experts and advocates came to Helena May 2-3 for the highly successful Spring 2014 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference.  During that meeting, the NW Energy Coalition board approved the addition of SIW as an organizational member.


SIW Sponsors 2014 Northwest Solar Summit

May 7, 2014 9:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Solar Installers of Washington board members Jeremy Smithson, Lori Christian, Dave Kozin, Dever Kuni and Alana Nelson, and many SIW members, attended the 2014 Northwest Solar Summit on May 2 & 3 in Woodinville.  The summit brought together a variety of…


Northwest Solar Summit

April 17, 2014 9:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SIW is proud to sponsor this year’s Northwest Solar Summit which will be held in Woodinville May 2 & 3.  All our board members look forward to meeting with and hearing from stakeholders across the various industry sectors about their ideas for making…


Washington House Bill 2176 (2014)

January 15, 2014 9:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SIW Policy Chair Dever Kuni testified before the House Technology & Economic Development Committee in Olympia On January 14 about House Bill 2176: Concerning leased energy systems. You can listen to her comments by following the link below to a video of the…


It’s Official!

December 6, 2013 9:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Announcing the formation of Solar Installers of Washington In what appears to be a first in the nation, solar energy system installers have formed a new statewide trade association, Solar Installers of Washington. Climate change, ocean acidification, air and water pollution, and resource depletion…


We Have an Important Story to Tell

December 5, 2013 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A great article by Solar Fred that pretty much sums up the reason SIW was founded. “The point here is that it doesn’t matter whether we’re a slave or a busboy or a boots-on-the roof solar installer. We are each responsible for…


Making Connections

November 25, 2013 9:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Thursday, November 21, SIW President Jeremy Smithson, Secretary Dave Kozin, and Policy Committee Chair Dever Kuni and SIW lobbyist Brad Boswell, were in Olympia for the morning.  They met with various legislators and lobbyists to build relationships, learn about goals and…


SIW Announces Political Consultant

November 4, 2013 9:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SIW is pleased to announce that we have contracted with Brad Boswell of Boswell Consulating as our political consultant.  Brad has provided political consulting services for over 16 years and has developed a wide range of knowledge and expertise.  His extensive lobbying experience includes…