Solar industry personnel, solar customers and other solar supporters converged upon Olympia February 23 to meet with legislators urging support for HB 1048 designed to reform the current production incentive program and provide more certainty for the solar industry and consumers moving forward. Constituents met with lawmakers in over 70 meetings at the State Capitol to underscore solar's contribution to Washington's economy and the importance of provding the conditions to meet the ongoing demand for solar by Washingtonians.
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Dozens of solar supporters from throughout Washington are expected to converge on Olympia February 23, 2017 in an effort to encourage their elected officials to support HB 1048 designed to reform the incentive program and provide more certainty for the solar industry.
As of this writing, HB 1048 remains alive in the House Technology & Economic Development Committee in an "necessary to implement the budget" (NTIB) status. Click for an update on HB 1048.
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. SIW has spearheaded a far-reaching grassroots effort to garner support throughout Washington via its #SolarStrong campaign.
View a side-by-side comparison of the current program versus the proposed bill draft to begin the 2017 legislative session. (PDF file)