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Rain Doesn’t Prevent Washington’s Solar Market from Growing

Although Washington may not look like a prime location for solar power, the market is growing reliably, according to Washington Department of Commerce staff Glenn Blackmon, senior energy policy specialist; Dever Haffner-Ratliffe, program and grant manager; and Seth Kolodziejski, policy and contracts supervisor. In this joint written interview, they said utilities and the state are building energy efficiency programs and exploring electrification strategies.

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Inclusive Solar Finance Framework

Policy and market solutions can address financial barriers and unlock solar opportunity for 78 million low-income, low-credit United States households.
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State Solar Contract Disclosure Requirements

With so many households adopting solar and more PV systems installed, there is potential for solar consumer protection issues to emerge.

Can Electrification Short-Circuit the Utility Death Spiral?

The road to electrifying heating and transportation in the United States is being mapped out by Electric Power Research Institute and The Brattle Group. Their forecasts show that different paths may yield a range of environmental, business and health benefits. Electrification could also stoke the fire of utility profits, which has dimmed in recent years.

Washington Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 10.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 7.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
131 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
33 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
23 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Washington support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 4,063,172 of 4,804,224 adults)

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