Solar Energy LocalSolar Energy Local
Solar Energy & Solar Power Resources

Solar Energy in Washington

Solar Panels in Washington

There are currently at least 209 solar panel installations throughout the state of Washington right now.

Solar Energy Data in WA by City

Select a city for local information:

Go

Solar Power in WA

← Solar Energy Local is set up to give as much local information as possible, so choose a city to get started.

WA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Washington

Solar Energy Levels in Washington

The average monthly solar radiation level in Washington's capital city, Olympia, of 3.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 1% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 43% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Washington values listed here are based on the capital, Olympia.

Solar Radiation in Washington

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Washington solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Washington values listed here are based on the capital, Olympia.

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Solar Installs in Washington

Solar Panel Installations in Washington

A look at solar installs in Washington. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in WA vs. the cumulative install total of rest of WA counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Washington

There are currently at least 209 solar panel installations throughout the state of Washington right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Washington
    • Klickitat County: 52 solar installs
    • King County: 46 solar installs
    • Chelan County: 29 solar installs
    • Benton County: 18 solar installs
    • Thurston County: 12 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 52 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

Latest Solar News

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.The Solar Foundation recently published the National Solar Jobs Census 2015, its yearly update of current employment, job trends, and growth projections in the U.S.
Read More

Apple granted another solar-related patent

Apple granted another solar-related patentTechnology powerhouse Apple was granted 53 new patents last week, and one of the new patents deals specifically with technology that is directly related to …
Read More

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just …

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just … Business magnate Elon Musk is known for his roles in various aspects of technology and business — from PayPal to SpaceX — and he is …
Read More

Cost of Utilities in Washington

Washington Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Washington averaged 9.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was approximately 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [2]

Solar Power Poll: Washington

Vote now: What do you think? Are solar panels & solar power a good choice for residents of the state of Washington?

WA: Yes, solar is a great option  
WA: No, solar isn't a good option

Washington Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Washington averaged $15.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [3]

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

More about Washington

About Washington

Washington ranks 13th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 6,724,540. [4]

WA Solar Power

Solar Energy in WA

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Washington, or for additional solar-related resources in WA, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Solar power is renewable, does not produce any pollutants and is one of the cleanest source of energy.

Cities in Washington

References