Everett, WA – Solar energy is shining bright among Snohomish County Public Utility District customers. Nearly 800 customers now have solar electric (photovoltaic or “PV”) systems on their roofs for a total generating capacity of 5 megawatts. In the past year, solar energy capacity has increased nearly 70 percent.
- Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,000 for solar systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $8,000. Most customers can take advantage of federal tax credits and state production incentives as well.
- Solar Express is one of the ways the PUD is promoting clean, locally-generated renewable resources. For more information, including qualifications, call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 or visit www.snopud.com/solarexpress.
- PUD customers who can’t or don’t want to install their own solar energy systems can still support solar energy through the utility’s Planet Power program. It uses voluntary customer contributions to fund solar energy projects at local schools, non-profits and public agencies.