It's Time to
Stand Up For Solar
Local solar is essential to Washington's energy strategy. We need the tools for the job.
Local Solar is good for Washington.
Local solar is one of the lowest cost pathways for Washington achieving 100% clean energy. Local clean energy improves reliability and reduces utility costs, resulting in lower energy bills for everyone.
Local solar reduces burden on the grid, freeing capacity on the transmission and distribution grid. And when paired with storage, it provides power during grid outages.
Local solar and energy storage are essential to modernizing the electric grid for building & transportation electrification.
Local solar can reduce power bills. When paired with batteries, store energy. It offers the choice of locally-produced energy vs. depending on far-away utility sources, such as dams, solar farms, and power plants.
Local solar creates a stronger, more flexible electric grid that lessens demand on public and tribal lands, plus reduces view impact by focusing on the built environment.
Local solar can lower the energy burdens on low-income communities & deliver on environmental justice.
Step 1: Modernize Net Metering.
Net metering is a billing structure that allows for excess energy generated by solar installations to be credited back to the energy bill of the system owner, giving full benefit for all electricity produced throughout the year.
Ratepayers deserve fair compensation for the energy they produce.
Without a statewide plan
most utilities will not be able to meet the needs of Washingtonians who want access to local solar.
Modernized Net Metering Makes Solar Affordable for Homeowners & Businesses
In states without net metering, rooftop solar struggles.
Where there is net metering, rooftop solar thrives.
Thanks to the strong consumer demand, several Washington utilities have hit their net metering cap, and more will hit this cap soon. Now is the time for our lawmakers to Stand Up for Solar!
How is WASEIA Working on Behalf of Local Solar?
Step One: We have launched a grassroots effort to urge the state legislature to support modernized net metering in Washington.
Step Two: We support the creation of a broad stakeholder group that includes utilities, the solar industry, tribes, environmental groups, representatives from low income communities, and state entities to develop a fair and equitable compensation plan for a long-term energy solution for Washington.
Step Three: Supporting other local legislation and technologies to make solar affordable and accessible for all.