Washington State Solar Incentives

Home Solar Incentives In Washington

With today’s Washington state solar incentives, the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC), and the new solar production incentive, you can cover 80% of the upfront costs associated with a brand new solar panel system.

Find out more about solar power incentives in Washington state below. And if you can’t get your question answered, feel free to send us a message or talk to a residential solar estimator today.

  1. Washington State Solar Production Incentive [NEW!]
  2. Federal Solar Tax Credit
  3. Solar Net Energy Metering

Washington State Solar Production Incentive

With this unique solar production incentive, you will get paid cash for the solar power you generate from the solar panels on your home. Combined with federal incentives for solar power and the new solar rebate.

It pays cash to homeowners that qualify up to $0.21/kWh for the gross amount of the solar they produce. To receive maximum cash rebates, you must use solar panels from a Washington state solar panel manufacturer.

Example of Production Cash Incentive

You generate 1,000 kilowatt-hours of solar power.
Multiple 1,000 by $0.21
You will earn $210 for the 1,000 kWhs your generated

Payments made through this program are made in addition to the free solar electricity you receive throughout the year, making this incentive one of the most generous in the nation. However, regardless of when you choose to go solar, please be aware that the cash-incentive steps down each year.

Have a question about how this cash incentive works? Send us a message online or call and talk to a residential solar estimator today.

Federal Solar Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Tax Credit will directly credit your federal taxes, wiping out any tax liability that you have on a one-to-one basis.

This solar incentive is a credit to your tax return worth 30% of the total cost of your solar electric system. The credits can be used within 5 years from the date of installation.

Example Using the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Cost of System:
Federal Tax Credit Gained
$3,000 (30%)

Combined with other Washington solar incentives paybacks are quick and the energy savings are long-lasting.

Solar Net Energy Metering

How Much You Use minus How Much You Produce

Solar Net Energy Metering is how your utility compensates homeowners with solar panels for providing clean, renewable energy to your neighbors. Your utility must keep a “running tab” on how much solar energy you generate and then remove that charge from your bills. Any extra electrical credits that you save up must be carried forward to the next month’s bill for a full year.

Each credit is worth equal the market rate which is the price you pay for electricity.This means that you can bank up energy credits for solar power that you create in the summer, then use it in the winter when the sun isn’t shining so much.

Example of Net Energy Metering

You generate 1,000 kilowatt-hours of solar power.
You consume 650 kilowatt-hours of utility energy.
Therefore, you net 350 energy credits.

All permits, incentive paperwork, and utility and city inspections are all managed by Sunbridge Solar. 5 Steps Going Solar

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