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Washington State Solar Incentives

Washington State Solar Incentives

Federal Tax Credit

A tax credit equivalent to 26% of the total cost of the system, in effect through December 2022.
Reduces to 22% for systems installed in 2023.

Washington State Sales Tax Exemption

Solar photovoltaic systems sized up to 100 kW AC and installed by qualified installers are exempt from state sales tax as of July 1, 2019.

Net Metering

Send excess electricity back to your utility and receive a full retail rate credit in kilowatt-hours (kWh) on your electric bill.

Recent Articles & Case Studies

Residential Solar Installations

  • 9.62 kW, Deming
  • 11.84 kW, Bellingham
  • 8.88 kW, Friday Harbor
  • 6.4 kW, Bellingham
  • 7.56 kW, Camano Island
  • 9 kW, Sedro-Woolley

Commercial Solar Installations

  • Rosehill Community Center
  • Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station
  • Foothills Food Bank
  • East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
  • Recycling & Disposal Services
  • Friday Harbor Market

What Our Solar Customers Have to Say

  • We are very pleased and satisfied with the excellent service from everyone at Western Solar. From the initial discussions of solar panel options with Josh, the politeness and competence of the installation and the final check, we could not have been more satisfied. Electrical issues in our building and some roof irregularity were identified and corrected. The customer service and follow-up have been outstanding.
    Hans D., Monroe UCC12.4 kW solar PV system, Monroe
  • Western Solar was excellent to work with.  They answered all my concerns promptly and the installers were very pleasant to be around.
    Jim R.2.805 kW solar PV system, Anacortes
  • Excellent service at every step, from initial contact to go-live. Friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable staff. I cannot imagine how any part of the process could have gone better.
    David H.12 kW solar PV system, Bow
  • Work was completed on schedule and in a professional manner.  The electrical inspector stated that Western Solar was one of the best solar companies in Northwest Washingon.
    Robert M. 5.1 kW solar PV system, Anacortes
  • I have been considering purchasing a solar system for about a year. I have received a lot of advice and recommendations from friends that are very happy with their decision to go solar. It sounded like a great idea, but I was a little unsure of the cost versus benefit. The Go Solar workshop gave me all the information that I needed to make that final commitment. The benefits far outweigh the cost, the financing was very simple and our community has a great program in place to support clean energy. Thank you.  
    Derik S.4.32 kW solar PV system, Bellingham
  • Very impressed with Western Solar. On-time and very quick installation. The installation crews and office personnel were very professional, friendly and easy to work with. All the paper-work, permits, interface with Puget Sound Energy were all handled so that we did not have to deal with any of it. Great communication all around. System started generating electricity within 5 minutes of being energized. I also like having the phone App so that you can see exactly how the system is operating. Would definitely recommend Western Solar to anyone considering installing solar panels.
    Graham & Marian E.10.56 kW solar PV system, Bellingham

Over 50,000 panels
installed.

Over 4163 cups of
coffee consumed.

Over 1,500 homes &
businesses powered.

Estimated 5,546 tons of co2
offset annually.