Even though the Puget Sound region is known for cool, gray days, solar energy in the Pacific Northwest has a lot of potential. That's because the power comes from light, not heat. And it's catching on! In 2015, Washington's installed capacity for solar grew by 85 percent[i] over the previous year.
However, installing solar at home isn't right for everyone. For such customers we offer Solar Choice, a way to match some or all of the power you use with clean solar energy. You won't have any solar panels on your home. Instead, solar energy generated at a separate location will be added to the power grid on your behalf.
Estimate your costs and learn about the environmental impact of your renewable power choices. By inputting your monthly electricity usage from your utility bill, you can calculate the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) you could offset through participation in the Green Power and Solar Choice programs as a residential customer.
*Carbon footprint reduction based on the difference between the PSE Solar Choice 2018 mix and Year 2017 PSE fuel mix. **Based on the average PSE customer usage of 1,000 kWh/mo.
Solar Choice is 100% solar power generated right here in Washington and neighboring Idaho. These independently owned solar projects are adding clean energy to the grid, every day – rain or shine!