Renewable Energy Incentives
offers a wide variety of incentives to promote renewable energy installations.
Renewable energy like solar, wind, and micro-hydro offer significant benefits to
Oregonians including cleaner, local energy supplies and increased local jobs.
See the links below to see how these incentives can save you money. If you have
additional questions contact a renewable energy professional listed in the
OSEIA Membership Directory to explain how you can maximize the incentives
PGE - Solar Payment Option
A 4-year pilot program, often referred to as Oregon's "feed-in tariff," began on July 1, 2010 and offers solar electricity production incentives for residential and commercial customers of PGE. Homeowners and businesses are paid a premium for the power produced from their solar PV systems.
Pacific Power - Oregon Solar Incentive Program
This is part of the same 4-year pilot program noted above and is available to Pacific Power residential and commercial customers.
Energy Trust of
Oregon Renewable Energy Incentives
The Energy Trust has solar energy incentives for residential and commercial customers in the
PacifiCorp and PGE customers.
Oregon State Loans
The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits and loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency systems.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE ) - Oregon This is an excellent list of incentives available in Oregon including utility-specific programs.
BPA Bright Way
Solar Thermal Program
BPA offers solar thermal incentives for heating hot water and pools through the
program. Check with your local utility to see if this program is available.
Bonneville Environmental FoundationNet
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) helps businesses and consumers shrink their carbon footprint, "green" their electricity usage, and participate in water restoration through a variety of programs.
metering law allows you to connect your renewable energy system to your local
electric grid. This enables you to 'spin your meter backwards'!
For more information on Oregon
renewable energy incentives, visit DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.)