Solar Deployment Grant Program - Clean Energy Fund
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.
- State Energy Office
- Clean Energy Fund Overview (CEF)
- Energy RD&D Grants (CEF)
- Energy Revolving Loan Grants (CEF)
- Grid Modernization (CEF)
- Energy Emergencies
- Clean Technology Industry Sector
- Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants
- State Energy Strategy (pdf)
- Governor Inslee’s Executive Order 18-01 (pdf)
- Understanding the Grid (video)