Pumping electricity into grid pays 15 cents a kilowatt-hour

Solar pioneers who have been feeding electricity into the Northwest power grid have until July 31 to apply for retroactive incentives under the state’s newest alternative-energy law. The law provides a payment of 15 cents for every kilowatt-hour of electricity that backyard producers have sent into the grid.

“This finally makes solar a viable investment for the little guy, which is how I’ve always looked at it — as a capital investment,” said Mike Nelson, director of the solar program for Washington State University Extension.

For the full story, go to the Seattle PI at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/277105_solar11.html

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