The photos above represent installations from current voting members of Solar Installers of Washington.
HB 2346 fails to pass this legislative session
(3/30/2016) - HB 2346, the bill intending to reform and revise the current production incentive program, did not reach final passage this session. SIW would like to thank all of the membership, customers, stakeholders and other solar supporters that participated in the effort to pass this legislation.
Special thanks to all of the Legislators and staff that worked hard to try and get this program passed and we look forward to working with them in the future.
Study released assessing the economic impact of the solar energy incentive program introduced in the original version of House Bill 2346
This study, prepared by the Center for Economic and Business Research for Western Washington University, assesses the economic impact for the State of Washington of the solar energy incentive program according to the rates introduced in the original House Bill 2346.
Comparing the existing, proposed incentive program outlined HB 2346, and the substitute version
SIW has prepared a side-by-side comparison of the current program, proposed changes found in the original version of HB 2346, and comparisons to the new substitute bill which passed through the Appropriations Committee this week. SIW advocates for the rates found in the original version of the bill. Click to view.
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SIW has been engaged with the Washington State Building Code Council and representatives from the fire fighting community on state adoption of and revisions to the International Fire Code, International Building Code and International Residential Code applicable to solar installations. Revisions made to the state adopted codes have now been incorporated into the national level codes.
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Friends of SIW
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