Leased Solar Systems Not Eligible for Production Incentive

Thank you to all of the installers and interested parties who testified to protect our production incentive program and keep incentive payments inside Washington!  The DOR just published rule changes to the production incentive program. As expected, leased systems still do NOT qualify…

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Washington House Bill 2176 (2014)

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…

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It’s Official!

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…

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We Have an Important Story to Tell

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…

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Making Connections

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…

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SIW Announces Political Consultant

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…

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