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Industry Updates

  • Protect Yourself from Solar Scams & High-Pressure Sales

    By on May 27, 2022

    We’ve put together a list of the top claims and “special offers” we’ve seen and heard which raise either red flags or caution flags for us, to help you separate fact from fiction.

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  • Solar Supply Chain & Installation Forecast

    By on April 19, 2022

    There is currently a lot of turmoil in the solar industry supply chain as a result of the US Department of Commerce’s anti-circumnavigation probe, which has had an immediate and drastic impact on the pricing and availability of solar...

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  • Solar, Storage, and Energy Resilience for Quinault Indian Nation

    By on October 28, 2021

    Dana Hickenbottom, one of our Project Managers, was recently awarded for offering his time and expertise with Twende Solar's Queets Community Center project.

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  • Does Re-Roofing Play Nice with the Solar Tax Credit?

    By on August 30, 2021

    We're often asked if a new roof—if completed ahead of solar—is eligible for the Residential Energy tax credit. Here's what the IRS has to say.

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  • Offering Remote Solar Site Assessments During COVID-19

    By on March 17, 2020

    During the COVID-19 restrictions, Western Solar is still offering modified services. We are taking direction on our operations from the Whatcom County Health Department and are doing our best to limit contact with the public, adhering to all hygiene...

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  • Western Solar Supports Initiative 1631

    By on October 22, 2018

    Western Solar has joined with seventeen other construction-related businesses in Bellingham to express our support for Washington’s Clean Air and Clean Energy initiative, I-1631. The Bellingham Business Journal published our joint statement in 18 Bellingham Construction Businesses Unite to Support...

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  • New Solar Tariffs and the Expected Impact on Washington Solar

    By on January 24, 2018

    This Monday, the Trump Administration announced a four-year tariff program on imported solar cells and modules (solar panels), declaring an intention to provide relief for U.S. manufacturers against what they perceive as unfair trade practices. Based on a petition...

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  • Updated Legislation Supports Installing Solar in 2018

    By on January 15, 2018

    If you live in Washington State and are considering going solar, now is the time! Check out this quick interview with our Director of Business Development, Markus Virta: Looking for more detail? Here’s what you need to know: The...

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  • Markus Virta Talks Going Solar in Washington State

    By on June 9, 2017

    Director of Sales and Business Development Markus Virta sat down with Joe Teehan of The Joe Show on 930 KBAI this week, to discuss why going solar in Washington makes sense and the current state of House Bill 1048 in...

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  • HB 2346: Washington Solar Legislative Update

    By on March 18, 2016

    Many of our followers are keeping a close eye on the activities in Olympia and the progression of House Bill 2346, which proposes updating the current solar production incentive program in Washington State. For the past two weeks, we’ve encouraged our customers, friends,...

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