Washington Solar Policy: Impact and Gaps

(Originally Posted on Plan Washington Website) As many publications and resources explain the details behind Washington’s policy and incentive framework, space has been reserved here to review the current status of implementation as well as what is missing. Washington...

Consumer Appeal, Risks and Choices

(Originally Posted on Plan Washington Website) For the first time in over a hundred years, consumers can choose the source of their home electricity. In fact, with factorial increases in the adoption of solar technologies due to lower costs, technological gains, and...

Hydropower and Solar: Not an either/or relationship

(Originally Posted on Plan Washington Website) Solar and hydro are often viewed as direct substitutes when discussing renewable energy sources. In Washington state, it is more accurate to view these renewable energy sources as competitors and complements....

The state of solar in Washington

(Originally Posted on Plan Washington Website) What are the origins of the solar cluster in Washington? Can we quantify the industry’s current status? What state-level policies influenced solar’s growth? This section will attempt to answer those questions....

What is the Market Potential for Solar?

(Originally Posted On Plan Washington Website) Let’s explore solar’s current status and trends in national and international markets. This is important as solar manufacturers and related industries in Washington are actually more dependent on, and subject to, trends...