Plug and Play Off-Grid PV Buydown (Washington)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Plug and Play Off-Grid PV Buydown
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, Utility
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 20% of costs

Maximum Incentive 375 to 3,750

Program Administrator Washington State University

References DSIRE[1]


The Washington State 5,000 Solar Rooftops by 2005 Collaborative is introducing four pre-packaged, pre-engineered modular systems. (See modular systems attachments) Up to one hundred purchasers of these off grid 'Plug and Play" solar electric systems will be awarded rebates by the collaborative. These modular systems are an open standard that can be purchased from any Washington Solar Energy Industries Association dealer. Installation of the system must displace fossil fuel use.

Participants will receive a 20% rebate upon satisfactory installation of a solar electric system purchased under this program. These rebates are available to any Washington state resident. System financing, at below market rates, may be available from Collaborative partners. Funding for the program is limited and funds may be depleted by spring or summer 2004.

Possible installations include, but are not limited to remote water pumping, communications, lighting, and remote home applications. Systems can be installed by State parks, cities, county governments, utilities, businesses, and private individuals. Federal facilities do not qualify.

If you already have a solar electric system, you may want to upgrade it under this program. You may add to your system by either purchasing a new power module from the approved equipment list, or add additional PV modules in sets of 4 with racks and wiring from the approved system lists. You cannot upgrade battery banks without purchasing modules and inverters. You may purchase groups of 4 PV modules with racks and wiring to use with a water pumping system, communications system or other solar applications. (System sizing must be provided and approved by the program manager.)

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Phil Lou
Department Washington State University
Division Energy Extension Program
Address PO Box 43165
Address 2 905 Plum St SE Bldg #4
Place Olympia, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98504-3165
Phone (360) 956-2132


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"