PUD Offers Solar Energy Informational Sessions in April

Are you interested in learning about the financial and environmental benefits of solar electricity and solar hot water systems for your home or business? Join Snohomish County Public Utility District this spring for informational sessions about the utility’s Solar Express program, which offers a range of incentives and educational support for customers interested in solar energy. Those attending also will be able to see the PUD’s solar demonstration project, located at its South County Office, which compares solar energy inverter systems.

About 100 customers have participated in the Solar Express program in the past two years.

“I wanted to experience solar energy first-hand,” said Dean Smith of Everett. “We’ve been very happy with it. Even on gray winter days we’re still producing energy.”

Solar Express Meetings:
Tues., April 12, Noon
Thurs., April 14, 6 pm
South County Office
21018 Highway 99, Edmonds

Cash Incentives/Loans:
Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 for solar photovoltaic systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000. All customers with electric hot water systems can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems. Residential customers may instead opt for a 2.9% APR loan up to $25,000 for photovoltaic panels and up to $14,000 for solar hot water systems.

Customers may also qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.

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 visit www.snopud.com/solarexpress.

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