Solar Rebates & Incentives

Solar Rebates & Incentives

Want to get paid to generate your own electricity?

We find that our happiest solar customers are the ones that choose to go solar for environmental or value-driven reasons. The ones that want to “cut the cord” on the utility are often disappointed. Going into your solar investment fully educated, with clear expectations will leave you satisfied long after the sun goes down.

One of the benefits of solar power here in Washington is the favorable production incentives.

NOTE: There is currently a moratorium on new agreements for this program through PUD 3. Read more here.

Take a look at our solar guide to learn more.

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PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

VALUE

NET METERING

PUD 3 offers a net metering program (spin your meter backwards) and provides a billing credit if your system generates more electricity than you use.

 

We “purchase” your excess power at your current PUD 3 rate.

WASHINGTON STATE PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

PUD 3 participates in the Washington State Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Program that pays a production incentive on all of the energy your solar power system generates.

NOTE: There is currently a moratorium on new agreements for this program through PUD 3. READ MORE HERE.

Washington state production incentives earn $0.54/kWh on Washington-made panels and inverters through June 30, 2020 (up to $5,000/year). However, the program does expire on that date, so time for maximizing incentives is limited.

 

SALES TAX BREAKS

No Sales Tax on the most common residential systems.

Systems smaller than 10 kW (residential size) are exempt from sales tax. Systems greater than 10 kW receive a 75% sales tax exemption.

 

FEDERAL TAX CREDITS

Federal income tax credits may also be available.

 

Consult your tax professional.

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