Solar Rebates and Tax Credits
With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in August of 2022, the Federal Investment tax credit program was extended for the next decade. Up to 30% of a renewable energy system’s cost can be recouped as a tax credit, or payment in lieu of tax credit for non-profits, government agencies & tribes. Learn more here.
Oregon residential solar and solar+storage projects may qualify for a state rebate through the Oregon Dept. of Energy’s Solar + Storage Rebate Program.
Each utility has a unique program blend of incentives available for home and business owners to help fund renewable energy installations. The most comprehensive list can be found at the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.
The following links lead you to the various utility programs, including net metering options and the investor owned utility production payment options.
Click on your utility here to see their current renewable energy programs:
- Portland General Electric
- Pacific Power
- Energy Trust (Pacific Power & PGE Net Metering Programs)
- Emerald PUD
- Lane Electric Cooperative
- Douglas Electric Cooperative
- Central Lincoln PUD
- Blachly Lane Cooperative
Energy Design works closely with the AHJ (county/city building dept.) to document and permit your solar electric system. Simultaneously we submit building documents and program applications to the utility, the Energy Trust (when applicable) and the Oregon Department of Energy. If that sounds like a lot of bureaucratic hoops to jump through in order to install a solar electric system, you’re right! In the end though, these hoops ensure that you get the best built system. After all, we design our systems to last 25 years and beyond.
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