As we told you in an earlier post, state lawmakers are considering a plan to overhaul and expand Washington's Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment Program. The changes would help thousands of new customers and create new jobs in the growing state solar industry. Changes would not affect customers who already have installations. As legislators begin a second special session to pass...

NOTE: This information is possibly outdated. Please reference our incentives page for current information. A program designed to help homeowners and businesses offset the costs of installing solar systems may be extended and overhauled before the Washington State Legislature wraps up this year’s session. A&R Solar is part of Solar Installers of Washington, a trade association that is lobbying for changes to...

Meet David! A microbiologist by profession and a self-proclaimed environmental activist by experience, David has centered his life around planet conscious living. A few years ago he took that effort into his home. It started with an exhaustive 6 month search for the perfect house to go solar in! (We really like that part!) Once he found the home the first move was...

Wave of the future? The German Passive House design standard requires buildings to use 90 percent less energy than code requirements. In practice, this means they are built with an extremely tight envelope and eliminate the need for a heating system. A Portland-based firm plans to build what would be only the seventh one in the United States. Keep reading...