Solar power in Washington

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Solar power in Washington has expanded to 27 MW, largely due to a 30% federal tax credit, and declining installation costs. Washington also pays a feed-in tariff of up to $5,000/year of 15 cents/kWh, which is increased by a factor of 2.4 if the panels are made in the state and by an additional 1.2 if the inverters are made in state.[1][2]

Installed capacity[edit]

The average insolation is approximately 19% higher in Spokane than in Seattle.

Source: NREL[3]
Source: NREL[4]
Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Year Capacity Change % Change
2007 1.9
2008 3.7 1.8 95%
2009 5.2 1.5 41%
2010 8.0 2.9 54%
2011 12.3 4.2 54%
2012 19.5 7.2 59%
2013 27.4 7.9 41%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington State Creates Incentive for Home Solar Power Production
  2. ^ Washington Renewable Energy Production Incentives
  3. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  6. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2013). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 17. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  11. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2008). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2007". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 

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