Solar Plus Team

The Solar Plus project brings together many diverse agencies and organizations representing utilities, environmental justice, renewable energy advocates, government, and the solar industry. Project members collaborate to develop and implement strategies that enhance solar adoption as well as to build energy equity and resiliency.

Led by the Washington State Department of Commerce and Spark Northwest, the Solar Plus team includes representatives from: Front and Centered, Verde, Northwest Energy Coalition, Renewable Northwest, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar Installers of Washington, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Washington State University Energy Program, Oregon Public Utility Commission, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Avista Corporation, Puget Sound Energy, Snohomish Public Utility District, and Seattle City Light.

Solar Plus Project Work Teams

The Solar Plus initiative is a three year project.  The first year stakeholders convened to formulate strategies for to meet their goals.  Work teams were established and scopes of work defined.  The second year implementation began.

  • Community Solar
  • Community and Grid Resilience
    • Solar Plus NW Partner, Oregon Department of Energy, is hosting a free Utility-Scale Solar Plus Battery Storage Workshop on November 30th, in Eugene, OR.  This workshop will focus on how northwest utilities are enhancing local energy resiliency through the use of battery storage systems coupled to solar installations. This workshop will include presentations from four battery storage projects throughout the region, covering equipment selection, schematic design, project management, operations and maintenance.   For more information and to sign up, please contact Rob Del Mar at:
  • Neighborhood Energy Planning
  • Group Purchase
  • Workforce & Economic Development
    • You’re invited to attend the inaugural Solar Workforce Development Workshops in December. Engage with your colleagues, friends, and industry members in discussions around a pathway for a skilled and stable solar workforce in Oregon. Together with Solar Plus, OSEIA is excited to host the inaugural Solar Workshop Development Workshop series in Portland and Eugene.  These day-long workshops will feature many exciting components.  Register here for the Portland Solar Workforce Development Workshop on December 4th; and, register here for the  Eugene Solar Workforce Development Workshop on December 6th.

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Project Facilitation

Advocacy, Education & Environmental Justice Partners

Utility Partners

Industry Partners

Government Agency Partners

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