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Incentives and Rebates

There are several incentives and financing options for upgrading and utilizing energy efficient measures in the San Juan Islands.

  • Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO) offers generous consumer rebates on insulation, air sealing, high-efficiency heating systems, windows, and others.

  • Solar is supported through a state production incentive that is complimented by the local Member Owned Renewable Energy, or MORE program.

  • The Weatherization Assistance Program helps families within lower income brackets make permanent upgrades that improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

  • You can also check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency website to see if you qualify for any other incentives in your area.

Useful Contacts

  • Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO): A member-owned, non-profit cooperative utility providing energy services to San Juan County

  • Passive House Institute US (PHIUS+): PHIUS+ is the largest Passive Building Certification in North America.

  • Energy Star: A joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

  • Efficiency First: A national nonprofit trade association for the Home Performance workforce.

  • Home Performance Washington: A membership organization which brings together residential energy professionals and service providers, conservation programs, educational institutions and other stakeholders to fight climate change and foster economic development by enabling a highly effective whole-house energy retrofit industry in Washington State.

  • The Building Performance Institute (BPI): The nation’s premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.

  • Green Building Advisor: A comprehensive resource for  building, designing and remodeling green homes.

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