Washington residential
solar Incentives

Take Advantage of Washington Solar Residential Incentives

With today’s Washington residential solar incentives, you can cover up to 80% of the upfront costs associated with a brand new solar panel system. Solar energy can provide a significant return on your investment with today’s Washington solar incentives.

 

New Cash Incentive Available!

Get paid for every kilowatt-hour of solar energy you produce. Learn how you can earn up to $5,000 a year from your electric utility.

Currently Participating Utilities

Clark PUD, Cowlitz PUD, Lewis PUD, Skamania PUD, Wahkiakum PUD

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Federal Investment 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 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:
$10,000
Federal Tax Credit Gained
$3,000 (30%)

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

Solar Production Cash Incentive

Get paid cash for the solar power you generate

This unique Washington residential solar incentive is based on how much solar power you produce from your panels. Each year you will get a check from your local Public Utility worth up to $5,000 for installing solar panels on your home or up to $25,000 for your business (See Washington Commercial Solar Incentives).

Chart of the 2018 Washington Production Incentive Rates

It pays cash to homeowners that qualify up to $0.21/kWh for all of your solar electricity. You must use made-in-Washington solar panels and the payments are made to you once per year, in late summer. The maximum amount you can be paid is $5,000/year, so it is critical to size your system appropriately to ensure a return on your investment. We are happy to help you do that for free and with no obligation.

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

Plus, you have Net Energy Metering!

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.

Participating Electric Utilities

Clark PUD, Cowlitz PUD, Lewis PUD, Skamania PUD, Wahkiakum PUD

Have a question about how this cash incentive works? Get your questions answered with a free solar consultation, today!

 Market Rate Net Energy Metering

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.

Solar Net Energy Metering (NEM)

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 utilit energy.
Therefore, you net 350 energy credits.

All permits, Washington residential solar incentives, and utility paperwork are all completed by Sunbridge Solar. 5 Steps Going Solar

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