SnoPUD: Discover Solar Energy Benefits at Community Meetings

Source: SnoPUD Press Release, February 7, 2012.

Are you interested in learning about the financial and environmental benefits that come with owning your own solar energy system? Join Snohomish County Public Utility District this month for informational sessions about the utility’s Solar Express program, which offers a range of incentives and educational support for customers interested in solar energy. The utility’s program covers both solar photovoltaic systems and solar hot water systems.

FREE Solar Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Both meetings at PUD Headquarters – 2320 California Street, Everett

A webinar is available for the Feb. 22 meeting. Email for login

More than 130 customers have participated in the Solar Express program in the past two years.

Cash Incentives/Loans: Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 for solar photovoltaic systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000. All customers with electric hot water systems can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems. Residential customers may instead opt for a 2.9% APR loan up to $25,000 for photovoltaic panels and up to $14,000 for solar hot water systems.

Customers may also qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.

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