I’ve heard there are rebates, what’s that all about?
In Washington, you are eligible for a production incentive. This means that, in addition to the net metering idea described above, your utility will pay you for every kWh of electricity you produce – from $0.15 – $0.54, depending on where the main components of your solar electric system are manufactured. Your NW Wind & Solar design consultant will work with you to design a solar electric system that maximizes your total economic return. You are eligible for an income tax credit or a cash grant in lieu of a credit for up to 30% of the installation cost of your solar electric system. Additionally, businesses can benefit from accelerated depreciation of the solar asset. There is no state sales tax on the installation costs of your solar electric system.