Fund local solar energy and get free coffee

Jan 24, 2014

Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program offers a way for customers to support renewable energy projects in Snohomish County.

And now there’s an added perk. ¬New participants and existing customers who increase their contribution, by at least $3 a month, will receive a 12-ounce bag of ground “Twilight Blend” coffee from Velton’s Coffee, a renowned local roaster.

Customers who support the Planet Power program have funded 25 local solar energy projects.

This includes 15 projects at community schools where students are introduced to and inspired by the power of clean energy.

Customers can join with a one-time donation or for as little as $3 a month. Every dollar contributed goes directly to operate the program, educate the community and increase the level of energy produced by renewable sources.

Customers can sign up for Planet Power by filling out the card enclosed with their bill, by calling 425-783-1700 or online at

Solar Express, another PUD program, helped 120 home and business owners install solar panels in 2013.

There are now more than 400 PUD customers generating their own clean energy through the program.

Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 in incentives for solar photovoltaic systems, and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000.

All customers with electric water heaters can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems.

Customers may also qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.

For more information about Solar Express, call 425-783-1700 or visit the PUD website at

-Edited by Beacon staff


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