Solar energy works incredibly well in the rainy areas of Washington. This is due, in part, to a clever legal solar incentive called “net metering.”
Under a net metering agreement, you will use any solar electricity that you need at your home, first. Then, when you generate more power than you use, your utility will credit your account — at the same rate they normally charge you!
This makes solar energy an excellent fit here in Oregon and Washington because our long, sunny summer days are excellent for generating power. Most home owners significantly over-produce power during the summer and then automatically use the extra credits they earn during the winter and fall.
Also, contrary to popular belief, solar panels on your home do work when skies are cloudy. They do not produce as much power, of course, but even small bursts of sun can give your winter generation a significant boost.