Residential PV: $2,500
Commercial PV: $10,000
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). The program also provides loans to support residential installations.
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. After the system is installed and approved by the PUD, the loan amount will be provided to the registered installer. PV systems must be interconnected and have a net metering agreement with the PUD.
There are also loans available to residential customers. Customers may take advantage of either the rebate or loan program; customers cannot use both incentives on a single project.
For more information, review the [http://www.snopud.com/Site/Content/Documents/solarexp/SE_Handbook511.pdf program handbook] or contact Snohomish County PUD.
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