Donate Now to Preserve Net Metering in Washington
The future of the solar industry in Washington is in jeopardy and the Washington Solar Energy Industry Association, (WASEIA) is working hard to keep this vital source of carbon-free, renewable electricity viable and sustainable in our state. We need your help.
Make a donation today, so we can we have a vibrant solar industry tomorrow.
As many of you know, net metering is a key policy that makes solar financially viable. When a solar energy system produces more power than a home needs, the excess electricity spins the meter backwards, giving the homeowner a dollar-for-dollar utility credit for all the excess energy. At night, when the sun is not shining, the solar homeowner makes withdrawals from the grid and uses the credits stored earlier in the day. In the summer, when days are long and sunny, most customers produce more energy than they need, building up credits with their utility that are used to offset their usage in the wintertime, when days are short and cloudy.
Many utilities are approaching (or have exceeded) the minimum amount of one-to-one net metering of solar energy required by law. They are now in the process of deciding if they will end or shift away from net metering. If this happens, the value of solar for your friends and neighbors, and all future solar customers, will be reduced and the pace of solar installations will drastically slow, threatening thousands of living wage clean energy jobs in our state.
You may also be aware of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), which was signed into law in 2019 and commits Washington State to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. In order to ensure this happens, we must keep one-to-one net metering in place and move rooftop solar deployments forward as quickly as possible.
Washington’s solar energy industry group is pushing hard to increase the net metering cap and maintain the value of customer-generated renewable energy.
Can you donate to this cause today? As a solar owner, you understand the value of solar and are a critical part of moving solar policy forward.
One note: While Washington Solar Energy Industries Association is a not-for-profit organization, donations are NOT tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Please help us preserve the solar industry in Washington and protect our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change.