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Solar Incentive Cap Update

As solar generation becomes increasingly popular and customers continue to install solar systems, City Light is nearing the limit on renewable incentive payments provided by the Washington State Legislature. When a utility reaches its incentive cap (0.5 percent of taxable power sales), the State provides two options to the utility: proportionally reduce the incentive payments or stop accepting new incentive participants.

Despite the proportional production incentive payment reduction, City Light continues to support its customers desire to engage in solar generation, whether through Community Solar Programs or residential solar generation. City Light solar customers receive a variety of additional benefits, such as the federal solar incentive tax credit, Washington State sales tax exemption for systems less than 10kW, and net metering benefits.

To learn more about this issue, view the Solar Incentive Cap Frequently Asked Questions document.
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