Over 200 people have expressed interest in Mason County Public Utility District No. 3's community solar program. The utility is only the third in Washington State to launch such a program, after Seattle City Light and Clark Public Utilities.

Under the new program, customers may purchase up to 10 solar units for $100 a piece, with each solar unit constituting about one-tenth of a solar panel.

Customers keep all the energy their unit produces, with a year's worth credited to their November bill, while also benefitting from federal income tax credit (30 percent of their total investment) and a Washington state incentive of $1.08 per generated kilowatt-hour until 2020.

Read more at the Kitsap Sun.

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Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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