Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Learn About Going Solar

Solar equipment is more affordable than ever, putting solar on the rise in Western Washington. With a PV system, a PUD customer can generate their own clean, renewable energy. 

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. 

Solar Express Cash Incentives

Through our Solar Express Program the PUD offers cash incentives for qualifying solar customers! Solar Express incentives are $300 per kW (up to $2,000 per residential system and $8,000 per commercial system).

Additional Incentives

To learn about additional solar energy incentives including Net Metering, WA State Renewable Energy Production Incentives and Federal Tax Credits, click here.

Solar Express Program Requirements

To participate in the Solar Express program, your system must:

  • Be completed by a PUD Registered Solar Contractor
  • Have a verified solar resource of at least 75% 
    (the site captures at least 75% of the direct sunlight of an ideal site when taking into account shade, panel tilt and orientation)
  • Be pre-approved by the PUD

Complete requirements are in the Program Handbook.

Customers interested in installing a PV system that is not eligible for Solar Express incentives may still apply for interconnection of a PV system and may take advantage of other available incentives. 

Participating in Solar Express

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Participating in Solar Express is easy. Click here to learn the simple steps.

Applying for Interconnection and Net Metering Outside of Solar Express

Applying for Interconnection image To learn about applying for interconnection of a PV system outside of the Solar Express Program, click here.

How Solar Electricity Works (click to view) Just want a quick overview of how solar electricity works? Check this out. 

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PUD Registered Solar Contractors

If a contractor not on this list claims to be a PUD-Registered Contractor, call our Energy Hotline to verify.

Energy Hotline:

(M-F, 8am to 5pm)

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