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For over two decades Spark Northwest has worked with communities on clean energy planning and implementation. Stay informed by browsing through our videos, publications, news and webinar library. 

Solar Power at Oasis of Hope Center, Tacoma, Washington 

Take a road trip through Whatcom County, Washington, to see how Spark Northwest makes an impact in the region. 

In the News

Press September 2022: Residents are plugged into the Energy Smart Eastside campaign | Mercer Island Reporter (mi-reporter.com) 

Opinion April 2023: Heat pump adoption will take teamwork in WA, and we need the state in the game | The Olympian 


Presented on June 21, 2022, this webinar included over ten regional program managers who shared grant and technical assistance opportunities for Tribal renewable energy projects in Washington and Oregon. 


This guidebook, created by our team with funding from the Bullitt Foundation, is a new tool to help Native American Tribes develop a plan to achieve energy independence. The guide contains information and resources to help select and implement projects to conserve energy, generate clean, renewable energy, construct efficient and environmentally friendly buildings and other energy related community or business projects — all tailored to the geography of the Northwest and the people of its Tribes.

We have found that the most effective way to get meaningful feedback about project success and areas for growth is to conduct qualitative interviews with the people with whom we collaborate. In 2021, Spark Northwest conducted a study, learning from our 15 most active community collaborators. We delved into questions that addressed what was working, what wasn’t working and what our partners needed to advance their energy goals. We ensured that interviews were conducted by neutral staff members, to ensure the most honest conversations. We then memorialized their feedback into an Insights Report, which we share with our board and staff to further inform our program strategy and design.