The photos above represent installations from current voting members of Solar Installers of Washington.
SIW Welcomes Bonnie Frye Hemphill as its new Legislative Liaison
(August 10, 2016)-Solar Installers of Washington (SIW) welcomes Bonnie Frye Hemphill as its Legislative Liaison. This is a critical role in SIW’s efforts to build grassroots momentum behind solar legislation.
The Legislative Liaison will cultivate and maintain relationships among key legislators, solar home and business owners, utility representatives, and other solar stakeholders. Together, these groups articulate the success story that is solar in Washington and speak up for solar legislation in our state.
Bonnie has devoted a decade to making clean energy accessible for all. In addition to her role with SIW, she is a solar designer for the Seattle-based A&R Solar. Bonnie worked as associate director for E2Tech, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, connecting green entrepreneurs with mentors, investors, and peers across New England. Bonnie also helped run Business Leaders for Climate Solutions in Seattle. Click to read more about Bonnie and projects she'll be working on at SIW.
Join us in speaking up for solar power for WA!
(June 30, 2016)--Last year, the Washington State Legislature failed to reauthorize our state’s popular solar program. Solar is a great investment for Washington homeowners and businesses, and like any other investment, people deserve clear, simple rules. Washington is falling behind in solar, so we’re asking the Legislature to refresh our solar policy in the 2017 Legislative Session.
Over the next few months, SIW is building a growing constituency of solar stakeholders to join us in speaking up for strong solar policy for WA. This constituency includes:
Solar power is great for our environment, stabilizes our electrical grid, and creates jobs all over our state. Do you want to keep Washington #SolarStrong?
- Be a unified voice for the common business interests of its members;
- Engage in activities to improve or maintain business conditions for its members;
- Serve its members by representing and advocating on their behalf in matters related to public policy, legislation and governmental regulations;
- Be a resource to policy and regulatory officials on matters impacting its members;
- Promote awareness and understanding of the impacts of various policy and regulatory proposals or decisions on the locally-based, locally-incorporated solar and renewable energy installation businesses in the State of Washington;
- Become a recognized 501c6 tax-exempt nonprofit association with the rights afforded to such a business league.
SIW is a virtual organization relying upon the active involvement of its members in conference calls, virtual meetings and timely electronic communication.
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.
Solar Installers of Washington was founded to serve the specific needs and interests of solar installation contractors based within the state of Washington. Click to find out more about the types of memberships offered by SIW.
Friends of SIW
SIW welcomes contributions from anyone who believes in supporting our mission of representing the interests of Washington-based solar installers. Online contributions are quick and easy using PayPal's secure credit card transaction interface. We welcome contributions of all sizes and can set up a recurring payment. Or, you may make your contribution by mailing a check to Solar Installers of Washington, Attn: Friends of SIW, 18388 Periwinkle Lane, Mount Vernon, WA 98274. Solar Installers of WA is a 501©6 non-profit tax-exempt professional business association promoting the business interests of its members. Donations are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.