Solar Deployment Grant Program - Clean Energy Fund

Orcas Solar 2018

This program is for deployment of solar projects in Washington state. The 2019 capital budget SHB1102 includes revisions to the requirements of the Solar Deployment Program. 

  • The grants will be awarded in competitive rounds
  • Priority must be given to distribution side projects that reduce peak electricity demand
  • Projects must be capable of generating more than one hundred kilowatts of direct current generating capacity
  •  At least 35% of the total allocation of a project must be fore community solar projects that provide solar electricity to low-income households, low-income tribal housing programs, affordable housing providers and nonprofit organizations providing services to low-income communities
  • Except as provided above, grants shall not exceed $200,000 per megawatt of direct current generating capacity and total grant funds per project shall not exceed $1,000,000 per applicants.
  • Applicants may NOT use other state grants
  • Priority must be given to major components made in Washington state
  • The department must attempt to prioritize an equitable geographic distribution and a diversity of project sites

Check back for updates. The new program guidelines are being developed to meet the requirements of the budget revisions.