Go Green AND Save Money with Solar Energy!
Solar energy is an alternative power source that really makes sense for Washington homes and businesses. Take control of your utility bill and ‘go green’ with Federal and state governments offering incentives to make it financially easy! There are also tax incentives for purchasing electric vehicles which can be charged by solar power. Contact us today for more information and start saving money AND the environment!
Solar Energy Solutions
Photovoltaics (PV) is the cutting-edge technology that enables the collection of energy from the sun for homes, businesses and industry. Arlington Electric is a certified PV installer, providing free home and business design-build solar power evaluations that comply with your utility company’s solar programs and state and federal regulations. We have vast experience installing solar energy systems that offset your energy usage, and we can help you understand how government and utility company incentive programs can offset the cost of your installation. Off-grid and battery back-up systems offer a great solution to become energy independent.
Solar Investment Tax Credits
The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a Federal tax credit for residential and commercial property owners. Homeowners can apply the credit to their personal income tax liability (Section 25D residential ITC), and under Section 48, a business that installs, develops or finances a solar energy project can claim a commercial tax credit.
Other Solar Energy Incentives for Washington State Residents
The Washington State Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program is a production-based incentive program for qualifying customers. The amount each participant earns depends on the type of equipment installed and the amount of energy produced. There are limits on total incentives paid each fiscal year, and the program is subject to change by state action at any time.
To qualify, the property owner must have the system certified by the WA Department of Revenue. Once you receive your certification letter from DOR and your utility company has record of it, we’ll administer the Production Incentive Credit annually.
How Much Solar Power Needed for Your Home?
The answer depends on your energy consumption. One owner may have a highly energy efficient Net Zero home that only needs a small solar power system to cover all its energy usage. Another may have a less energy-inefficient home that could never cover all its energy needs with solar power. We look at your home and usage needs to assess how a solar power system would benefit your situation.
Washington state’s net metering policy is designed to allow customer-generators offset their electricity consumption with solar energy production on an annual basis. The net metering reserve allows you to roll net metering credits from one annual billing period to another. Per state law, net metering reserve credits expire on April 30 of each year. Find out more information about Net Metering.
Electric Car Chargers Can Use Solar Energy
With a 5kW solar power system taking advantage of tax incentives for you, there’s one more incentive available. An electric car charger can use energy from the sun to power your car, saving you money and helping improve air quality! There are more efficient electric vehicles are on the market now than ever before, and there are tax incentives available for buying one. And with more charging stations going in everywhere, electric-powered travel is becoming more reliable every day.
Solar Power System Monitoring
PV system monitoring helps operators create an energy balance between the amount of solar resource available and the losses in each energy conversion process up to delivery at the point of interconnection. Monitoring is a powerful tool for understanding PV system performance, and it’s fundamentally dependent on the quality of sensors and analytical models used.
Off-Grid Electric Power
Want to go solar but don’t know where solar is going? Check out the freedom of GridZero Technology by Outback Power! Contact us to learn more or to arrange an appointment for a residential electric or commercial electric service call. We’re also back-up generator sales and installation experts.
Solar Energy Consultanting, Sales & Installation in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island & San Juan Counties
Serving Acme, Anacortes, Arlington, Balin, Bellingham, Birch Bay, Bothell, Bow, Burlington, Camano Island, Concrete, Coupeville, Custer, Deming, Duvall, Eastsound, Edison, Everett, Everson, Ferndale, Freeland, Friday Harbor, Glacier, Granite Falls, Guemes Island, LaConner, Lake Stevens, Langley, Marysville, Nooksack, Oak Harbor, Olga, Orcas, Samish Island, Sedro Woolley, Snohomish, Stanwood, Woodinville & all of Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island & San Juan Counties