Solar equipment is more affordable than ever, putting solar on the rise in Western Washington. With a PV system, PUD customers can generate their own clean, renewable energy.
Solar power is an exciting renewable energy source with many benefits. Before you make your final decision on whether it is the right choice for you, here are three important things to consider:
- Solar systems are coming down in cost as the market evolves.
- PUD administers the Washington State Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program. This is a complex state program with no certainty or guarantee on the value of a customer’s future production incentive payment or rate. This program is subject to individual and utility limits, as well as to change at any time by the Washington State Legislature.
- Solar issues and solar bills are complicated! It can take a great deal of self-study for customers. We work to keep our web site up-to-date with information on solar as a resource but the utility is only one of the sources customers may need to refer to in order to stay fully informed.
Costs for PV systems installed in Snohomish PUD service territory range from $3,000 to $5,000 per kilowatt (kW) installed, depending on system size, manufacturer and complexity. An optimally installed system in Snohomish County or Camano Island will generate approximately 1,100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year for each kilowatt (kW) of installed capacity.