Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Richland Washington Ends Solar Incentive

The City of Richland has filled up its allotted amount for the Washington Solar Production incentive. The current law reads that the utilities can only get 0.05% of their power from solar. Richland is the second utility in our area (Benton REA was the first) that has filled up the very popular Washington Solar Production Incentive. The incentive allowed solar customers to get paid up to $5,000 a year until 2020. The program lasts until 2020 but most of the utilities in Washington have capped out the 0.05% allowed. There was a bill earlier this year to change the minimum amount of 0.05% but it did not pass. If you use all Washington product they will pay you up to $0.54 kWh up to $5,000 a year until 2020. Franklin PUD (Pasco) and Benton PUD Kennewick) still have availability so call us and reserve your system today (509) 412-1766. We apologize to all our Richland customers that were wanting to use the Washington solar incentive to pay down their systems. The good news is that we can still show a 5 year or less return on investment for commercial systems as we are not subject to the made in Washington clause and can pass these huge savings on to you. When combined with the Federal business solar incentives the ROI is very attractive.

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