Solar Easements & Rights Laws

In April 2009, Washington enacted S.B. 5136, restricting homeowner’s associations from prohibiting the installation of solar energy panels. A homeowner’s association may issue guidelines related…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Net Metering

Net metering is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of net-metered systems equals 0.5% of a utility’s peak demand during 1996.* At least one-half…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Combined Heat & Power… More

 

Grays Harbor PUD- Net Metering

Washington’s original net-metering law, which applies to all electric utilities, was enacted in 1998 and amended in 2006. Individual systems are limited to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Combined Heat & Power… More

 

Renewable Energy Sales and Use Tax Exemption

The sales of equipment used to generate electricity using fuel cells, wind, sun, biomass energy, tidal or wave energy, geothermal, anaerobic digestion or landfill gas is eligible for a 75% exempt…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Chelan County PUD- Sustainable Natural Alternative Power Producers Program

2002: $1.50/kWh…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Landfill Gas… More

 

Interconnection Standards

The revised standards provide for three separate levels of interconnection based on system capacity and other requirements. The first level, Tier 1 systems, applies generally to systems up to 25…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Okanogan PUD- Conservation Loan Program

Okanogan PUD provides financial assistance for its qualified customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes and facilities. They offer loans for a variety of conservation measures including…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Lighting, Heat Pumps, Compressed air… More

 

Snohomish County PUD No 1- Solar Express Rebate Program

This rebate program provides $300 per kilowatt (kW) of installed PV, up to a cap of $2,000 for residential premises and $8,000 for commercial premises (as determined by the PUD rate class). A flat…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Residential, Federal Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Orcas Power & Light- MORE Green Power Program

Incentive payments will be paid per kilowatt hour (kWh) of production, with a rate based on the year in which the system is interconnected. In 2014, incentive rates were adjusted to accommodate f…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment

In May 2005, Washington enacted Senate Bill 5101, establishing production incentives for individuals, businesses, and local governments that generate electricity from solar power, wind power or…

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small), Anaerobic Digestion

 

Pacific Power- Blue Sky Community Project Funds

Note: Pacific Power is currently accepting applications for 2016 Funding Awards. The deadline for submittal is May 31, 2016 5 PM PT.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Tidal… More

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy