Snohomish PUD offering incentives for homeowners to install solar panels

Snohomish County PUD residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 in incentives for solar photovoltaic systems, and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000 as part of the PUD’s Solar Express program.

All customers with electric water heaters can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems. Customers may also qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.

“With the incentives I’ve received and strong energy production, I haven’t had to pay a PUD bill in nearly two years,” said Karen Gahm of Snohomish. “And with a new heat pump and other improvements, my home has never been more comfortable.”

Solar Express has helped 120 home and business owners install solar panels in 2013 or one new project every three days. There are now more than 400 PUD customers generating their own clean energy through the program.

“We’re seeing prices drop considerably as more people embrace this clean energy source,” said PUD Energy Efficiency Program Manager Leslie Moynihan. “Many systems, in fact, have dropped in price by as much as 40 percent.”

For more information about Solar Express, call 425-783-1700 or visit the PUD website at


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