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Pumping electricity into grid pays 15 cents a kilowatt-hour

Solar pioneers who have been feeding electricity into the Northwest power grid have until July 31 to apply for retroactive incentives under the state’s newest alternative-energy law. The law provides a payment of 15 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity that backyard producers have sent into the grid. “This finally makes solar a viable investment […]

Solar home moving to Washington D.C.

A group of WSU students enrolled in architecture, construction management, interior design and engineering programs are disassembling their homemade solar home for its trip on flatbed trucks to Washington D.C. Set to depart Friday, Sept. 23, the home will be on display as part of a solar village—part of the national Department of Energy’s Solar […]

Laws power up renewable energy efforts

Legislature and WSU lead state to broad development of wind and solar energy Hailed as the most progressive renewable energy legislation passed in the United States, two energy bills took effect this summer after earlier approval by the Washington State Legislature. The next step is making renewable energy available, affordable and understandable to the public. […]