Does Solar Work In The Northwest?
Yes! Solar Power Works Great In The Northwest!
Although the Pacific Northwest receives fewer annual hours of sunlight than most other states, did you know that solar panels actually operate at a greater efficiency in cooler climates? This makes the Puget Sound region an excellent place for solar. In addition, our long summer days and cooler climate result in our solar systems out-performing many southern locations during the summertime. Our systems produce solar electricity even during the winter. Solar power is a very attractive solution to today's energy problems, and the Puget Sound receives up to 70% of the sunlight that Los Angeles does!
Germany receives less sunlight than the Puget Sound region, yet it accounts for 13.5% of the world's solar electric installations. Germany is expecting to be 100% green for its national energy usage by 2050. When Germany can produce that much solar energy with less sunlight, there is no reason not to go solar here in the Northwest.
Incentives Fuel Solar In Northwest
Washington State's incentive program rewards homeowners 6.5% to 10.4% for going solar in the form of a sales tax exemption! For a typical sized system, this is a $2,000 incentive.
When you combine the State's incentive program with Federal incentives, offsetting your electric usage, and locking in escalating utility rates, the Puget Sound area makes for a sound and secure green investment. Washington State also has some of the best solar financing available, such as our current summer solar loan featuring $0 down, $0 payments until June 1st, 2020!
- International Energy Agency (IEA) - Solar PV electricity generation - Germany 1990 - 2016
- Sunergy Systems - Solar Incentives.