Snohomish County PUD No 1 - Solar Express Rebate Program (Washington)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Snohomish County PUD No 1 - Solar Express Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 500/kW-DC

SWH: 500/system

Eligible System Size PV: Up to 100 kW-DC

SWH: System must supply 40% of home's domestic hot water (residential); system must have at least 35 sq. ft. of collector area (commercial/industrial)

Equipment Requirements PV: Must be new, UL-listed 1703 for module and 1741 for inverter, must carry 20-year warranty on module and 5-year warranty on inverter, and 2-year workmanship warranty

SWH: Must be new, SRCC OG-100 rating, must carry 10-year warranty on collector and 2-year performance workmanship warranty

Installation Requirements Systems must be installed by a PUD-registered solar installer

Maximum Incentive Residential PV: 2,500

Commercial PV: 10,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits PUD

Program Administrator Snohomish County Public Utility District

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In March 2009, Snohomish County PUD introduced the Solar Express Program. This program provides rebates to support residential and commercial installations of solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar water heating (SWH).

This rebate program provides $500 per kilowatt (kW) of installed PV, up to a cap of $2,500 for residential customers and $10,000 for commercial customers. A flat rebate of $500 per system is provided for solar water heating. There is no cap on the number of systems a customer can install; customers can receive this rebate for each system installed.

Interested customers must get a site assessment and bid from an approved installer, and get PUD approval prior to installation.The PUD will conduct a pre- and post-installation inspection. PV systems must be interconnected and have a net metering agreement with the PUD.

For more information, review the program handbook or contact Snohomish County PUD.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Hotline
Department Snohomish County PUD
Address PO Box 1107
Address 2 2320 California St
Place Everett, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98206
Phone (425) 783-1700
Phone 2 (877) 783-1000


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


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