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Rooftop solar

Solar equipment is more affordable than ever. With a rooftop PV system, PUD customers can generate their own clean, renewable energy. We’re here to help you get started.

Getting started with rooftop solar

Whether you're a solar contractor, a DIYer, or a customer new to PV systems, we're here to help with education and resources.

Is solar right for me?

Solar power is an exciting renewable energy source. An optimally installed system in Snohomish County or Camano Island will generate approximately 1,100 kilowatt-hours per year for each kilowatt of installed capacity. Incredible!

That said, even though solar systems are coming down in cost as the market evolves, the program and bills are complicated and customers will need to take on a great deal of self-study to ensure they are making the most of their energy-savings.

Before you make your final decision on whether rooftop solar is a practical idea for your home or business, consider these three questions:

  1. Does your site have good solar exposure? About 250 square feet of un-shaded roof space facing south, southeast, or southwest is a great start, though not always required.
  2. How much electricity do you use in a year? Review your PUD bills, keeping in mind that energy use can vary dramatically from winter to summer.
  3. What are your financial goals? Do you have a fixed budget, are you considering financing options, or do you have a certain payback period in mind?

If you have any questions on whether solar is a good option for your site, reach out to the PUD’s Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

More solar options & resources

Existing solar customers

Details on production incentives, your energy bill & more.
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Find a solar contractor

Browse our directory of PUD-registered solar contractors.
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More renewable options

Rooftop not right for you? Explore other ways to get involved with renewables.
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