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  • PUD Customers’ Solar Energy Generation Tops Five Megawatts
    7/31/2015

    Solar Shines in Snohomish County

    Solar energy is shining bright among Snohomish County Public Utility District customers. Nearly 800 customers now have solar electric (photovoltaic or “PV”) systems on their roofs for a total generating capacity of 5 megawatts. In the past year, solar energy capacity has increased nearly 70 percent.

    “With the price of solar energy systems dropping to about half of what they were a few years ago, more and customers are installing rooftop systems” said PUD Energy Efficiency Program Manager Leslie Moynihan, who manages the utility’s solar programs.

    The bulk of the small-scale solar energy production comes from customers participating in the PUD’s Solar Express program, which offers financial incentives and technical assistance for solar energy installations on qualifying homes and businesses.

    For the PUD, which serves a growing area, customer-generated solar energy is a wise investment as it reduces the utility’s need to purchase new energy.

    “Our solar installation not only makes us money, it’s helping the environment,” said Ryan Lambert, a PUD customer in Bothell. “The installation was incredibly easy, and we’re loving the benefits.”

    Solar Express Incentives:

    Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,000 for solar systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $8,000. Most customers can take advantage of federal tax credits and state production incentives as well.

    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 click here.

    PUD customers who can’t or don’t want to install their own solar energy systems can still support solar energy through the utility’s Planet Power program. It uses voluntary customer contributions to fund solar energy projects at local schools, non-profits and public agencies. About 2,000 customers participate in the program.

  • Turn to the PUD for Deals on Heat Pumps, Weatherization & Lighting
    7/17/2015

    Great Incentives for Saving Energy

    Take advantage of Snohomish County PUD incentives to save money on energy bills and improve your home’s comfort! The utility can help you with great deals on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows, lighting and more. Heating and weatherization programs are available only for electrically heated homes.

    Heat Pumps

    Install a ductless heat pump this year, and you’ll get a rebate of $800. These units not only reduce your PUD bill, but they improve your home’s comfort by providing even heating and cooling. Additional manufacturer-rebates and mark-downs, valued at up to $300, are available this summer and fall for select Fujitsu and Mitsubishi-Gensco ductless heat pumps. Talk to your contractor about how to take advantage of these additional offers. Customers also can also receive up to $2,500 for upgrades to efficient ducted heat pump systems.

    Weatherization

    Upgrades from single-pane to double-pane windows carry an incentive of $6 per square foot. Upgrading from metal frame to double-pane windows also has an incentive of $6 per square foot. The PUD also provides incentives for upgrading the insulation level in your home's attic, floor, wall and ducts.

    Efficient Lighting

    The PUD continues to offer discounts on compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED bulbs at a network of local retailers. More and more consumers are turning to LEDs, which are highly efficient and last up to 20 years. For local retailers, click here.

    Efficient Clothes Washers

    Rebates of $50 are available for qualifying models of efficient clothes washers. For details, click here.

    For more program details and qualifications, visit our site or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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