SnoPUD Solar Express Sunseting 6/30/17 - Artisan Electric
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Snohomish PUD is sunsetting the Solar Express program.  Applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2017 and the installation must be completed by a PUD Registered Contractor by October 31st, 2017.

The Solar Express Program may be the best solar program for consumers in the country..

Snohomish PUD customers who go solar receive $300 per kilowatt of solar installed, up to $2,000 for homeowners above and beyond the incentives and tax credits available in other Utility districts.  This is one of the best incentives for solar in the country but time is quickly running out to take advantage of SnoPUD’s Solar Express Program.

To get the best solar incentives with the best solar installation company, contact Artisan Electric asap. Check out our reviews on Yelp (5.0 stars/12 reviews) and SolarReviews (4.88 stars/178 reviews).

Artisan Electric makes going solar easy..  We work with you closely to design and build turnkey systems that that fits your lifestyle and goals whether that is achieving net-zero, maximizing incentives or just going solar to save the planet. We explain all the available incentives and rebates to you beforehand so there are no hidden surprises.

Incentives available to SnoPUD customers include:

Solar Express Program – $300 per kilowatt installed up to $2,000 per homeowner.

No sales tax – 10.3% savings in Snohomish County.

Federal Tax Credit – 30% of the entire cost of the system, labor, materials and related electrical work.

Washington Production Incentive – Receive up to $5,000 per year from SnoPUD for the energy you produce.

Net Metering  – Utilities in Washington must give you a credit when your system “overproduces” and sends energy back through your main household meter and onto the grid.  You typically build-up credits during the spring, summer and fall months that you use during the wintertime when you use more energy in your household for heating and lighting.

Incentives exclusively available to Artisan Electric customers:

Receive $500 to $1,000 from the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union) for using Artisan Electric.

A five-year, “bumper-to-bumper” warranty backed by the IBEW.

A five-year production guarantee. If your system doesn’t produce as projected, Artisan Electric will make up the difference to you financially.

Timeline of financial recovery costs


Assumptions: An  8 kW (kilowatt) solar photovoltaic (PV) system, estimated to produce 8,800 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year using Made in Washington solar equipment
Value Description Out of pocket balance
Installed cost $32,000  Total cost of project -$32,000
Federal Tax Credit (30%) $9,600 Year one Federal Taxes -$22,400
Solar Express Incentive $2,400 Year one SnoPUD -$20,000
Washington Production Incentive* $4,400 June 2018 -$15,600
Energy offset (not purchased) $897.60 June 2018 -$14,702.40
Washington Production Incentive* $3,960 June 2019 -$10,742.40
Energy offset (not purchased) $897.60 June 2019 -$9,844.60
Washington Production Incentive* $3,520 June 2020 -$6,324.80
Energy offset (not purchased) $897.60 June 2020 -$5,427.00

* This is an estimate based off of how much incentive may be remaining as more customers go solar. For fiscal year ending in 2018, a rate of $0.50 was used.  For 2019, $0.45 was used and $0.40 was used for the fiscal year ending in June 2020.

* SNOPUD’s electrical rate as of 4/1/17 is $0.102 per kWh.


Last Modified: April 16, 2017

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