2019 Events

Get plugged in! Find a workshop or event to help your community spark on-the-ground clean energy projects.


2019 Washington State Solar Summit
October 18, 8:00am

The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators/policy makers, educators, students, tribal members, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, engineers, financial lenders, consultants and more. The Washington State Solar Summit is the must-attend business conference for anyone engaged in solar deployment, education and advocacy in Washington state. Over 250 solar and related industry personnel gathered during the 2018 Washington State Solar Summit to listen and participate in discussions relating to the topics below.


8am-9am: Registration & Breakfast
9am-5pm: Conference & Exhibition
5pm-7 or 8pm: Reception


Early discounted registration rates available now through October 4! Register to attend now and save! Click here or the “Register Now!” button below.



The following topics will be discussed:

  • Where are we at now? National and state updates, trends and perspectives.
  • Solar and storage in the national and state marketplaces.
  • A showcase of projects throughout the state and elsewhere that use solar (plus other technologies) to increase resilience on the grid and in communities.
  • Solar panel recycling & addressing the current Washington recycling legislation.
  • Scaling Up: What it will take to get to 100% clean energy? Perspectives from the utility, building and policy sectors.

Click to view confirmed speakers.

Solarize Workshop – Yakima, WA
October 24, 6:00pm

Learn how solar works, which sites are most suitable, and what financial incentives are available to help bring costs down. After you attend a free workshop, you can get your free site assessment and participate in Solarize Yakima!

Learn more here.

Battery Storage Workshop – Newport, OR
October 29, 9:00am

Join the Oregon Department of Energy for a free utility-scale solar plus battery storage workshop this fall. Learn how northwest utilities are enhancing local energy resilience and supporting grid operations through the use of battery storage systems coupled with solar installations. The workshops will include presentations on battery storage projects throughout the region, covering equipment selection, schematic design, project management, operations, and maintenance.
Who should attend? Utility operations, maintenance and engineering staff. Travel stipends of $250 are available on a limited basis.

Where is the workshop? Central Lincoln PUD Headquarters, Newport OR | October 29, 2019. 9 a.m.—1 p.m., with lunch provided

How do I sign up? Email Bridget at bcallahan@sustainablenorthwest.org to sign up for the workshop. Please include:

• Your name, title, and affiliation

• Special dietary needs for lunch

• A request for a travel stipend if needed

Who’s presenting? • Oregon Department of Energy: Summary of Puget Sound Energy Storage Projects • Oregon Department of Energy: Oregon Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience • Eugene Water and Electric Board: Grid Edge Project at Howard Elementary School in Eugene • Sandia National Labs and Pacific NW National Labs: Battery Storage Technology overview

Fall Trivia Night – Seattle, WA
October 30, 6:00pm

The weather’s getting cold, but trivia is heating up!

Please join us for our Fall Trivia Night on Wednesday, October 30th! Put together a team of your trivia buddies to compete for bragging rights and prizes. In addition to fun with friends, purchase great food and beverages from the Park Pub, and learn how you can be involved in the clean energy revolution!


To play, you need to be part of a team of 6 people or fewer. If you are a team captain you can have up to 5 friends sign up to be on your team. Team members—include you team captain’s name when you register. If you are not already on a team, no problem! We can assign you to a team or form a new one with your friends as they register.

Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 2019
Location: The Park Public House, Seattle, WA
Cost: $15 suggested donation 

To reserve a ticket without a donation, please contact Daniel: daniel@sparknorthwest.org


Energy Leadership Summit
November 19, 8:00am

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.

In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest.  The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

November 19, 2019

Washington State Conference Center
at the Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Register Here

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