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Our abundant rainfall each year benefits Washingtonians by providing clean, renewable hydropower however the fuel mixture is changing with the mandated removal of coal-generated electricity by 2025.  

 

In the next several years, Electrical Utilities in our state have to address how they will fill-in the missing generation provided by coal.  An additional consideration is the push for removing the four Snake River dams (in order to restore salmon habitats) and how to replace the hydropower energy they produce.

 

Wind, solar and energy storage, (batteries, pumped hydro) will be significant contributors as the cost of solar is now lower than other forms of energy.

 

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Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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