Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Customer Service (M-F 8a-5:30p): 425-783-1000

Rooftop Solar

Solar equipment is more affordable than ever. With a PV system, PUD customers can generate their own clean, renewable energy. 

Solar power is an exciting renewable energy source. Before you make your final decision on whether it is the right choice for you, here are three important things to consider:

  • Solar systems are coming down in cost as the market evolves.
  • The PUD administers the Washington State Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program. This is a complex state program with no certainty or guarantee on the value of a customer’s future production incentive payment or rate. This program is subject to individual and utility limits, as well as to change at any time by the Washington State Legislature.
  • Solar issues and solar bills are complicated! It can take a great deal of self-study for customers. We work to keep our web site up-to-date with information on solar but the utility is only one of the sources customers may need to refer to in order to stay fully informed.

Costs for PV systems installed in Snohomish PUD service territory depend on system size, manufacturer and complexity. An optimally installed system in Snohomish County or Camano Island will generate approximately 1,100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year for each kilowatt (kW) of installed capacity.


Net Metering & Incentives

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Click here to learn about net metering and incentives


Solar Installers & Interconnecting

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Important: Deadline Established for New State Solar Production Incentive Applications!

Eligibility in the State Production Incentive Program is determined by the Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program. Per state law, the program can only obligate up to $110 million dollars in incentive payments to participants statewide. Some estimates indicate that this payment cap will be reached in early 2019.

If earning state production incentive funds is key to your decision to invest in a new solar array, please discuss the risks and timeline with your installer. For more information about the WSU program, including the deadline for new projects, click here.

Click here to view the PUD Registered Solar Contractor Directory

For a printable pdf, click here.

It is not required that you use a contractor from this list. 


Energy Hotline:

425-783-1700 (M-F, 8am to 5pm)

Click here to submit your conservation question