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Add State and Local Incentives to the 30% Federal Tax Credit
Learn about solar incentives and solar rebates. Find out what is available to you through federal, state and local programs, as well as local utilities.
State and Local Solar Panel Rebates
Combining the Federal tax credit with state incentives you qualify for may significantly reduce the cost of your solar PV system.

Read more good news about these programs and important tips on qualifying below.
Federal Solar Tax Credit
30% of the cost of your Solar Electric System and installation can be deducted from your federal tax bill.

Read more about this credit and what qualifies.





Solar Incentives by State… Click on your state to see what is available.    
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— You may be able to afford a larger solar PV system than you originally thought!
— You may be able to add the battery backup system you were planning to buy in a year or two



The Good News About Solar System Incentives, Qualifications and Tips
Some solar incentive programs pay you back over time, based on the energy you generate. Other solar incentives are one-time payments of rebates or credits. Incentive requirements and definitions may vary between states.

Incentive types can be specifically for residential, schools, business, or industrial; or inclusive of all of them. Solar incentives are mainly for grid tied systems and are sometimes available for off grid systems.

The incentives may be only for solar photovoltaic (electric), for electricity generated by wind, or for solar thermal (hot water generation). Other types of incentives may incorporate multiple solar technologies.

Programs with yearly or periodic application dates have credits or rebate rates that may be stepped down over time.

To qualify for incentives, your solar system may have to be installed by a licensed Photovoltaic System Installer, and/or connected to the grid by a licensed Electrician. This may be particularly true for Grid-Tie (Grid-Intertied) systems.
Plan ahead and act quickly. Many incentive programs are time sensitive. First-come-first-served programs, such as lotteries, can be spoken for in minutes after the opening of their application date.

Be careful including incentives in your PV system's budget due to requirements and possible deadlines to meet before qualifying.

Always consult a tax professional in regards to your eligibility for tax incentives.





Solar Incentive Glossary
Battery Backup Systems
Battery backup systems can store electricity from the grid or a fuel-powered generator to provide emergency power when the grid goes down. It can also store energy created PV system to power appliances and lights at night after the sun goes down.

Feed in Tariffs,
a Performance Based Incentive, or PBI

(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Feed-in Tariffs are typically long term contracts with your local utility for performance-based compensation.

The contracts are typically a 15-25 year purchase agreement at a guaranteed rate. The rate may decrease over time as specified in the agreement. Feed-in Tariffs may ultimately pay for your PV system or even exceed your initial investment depending on the specifics in the contract.

Originally started in Germany in 1990 and restructured in 2000 to include the right to interconnect to the utility grid. It was designed as an incentive to promote cost-effective renewable energy use and advancements in technologies. Due to its success, the current German policy is the cornerstone for the creation of many feed-in tariff programs around the globe.

Green Building Programs
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
Green Building Programs are generally for new construction and remodeling, or just adding a solar electric system. The most common incentives are reductions or waivers of building permit fees. Some state or local organizations offer coupons that reduce construction and/or installation costs to homeowners. The home or business owner usually gives the coupon to their program-authorized installer/contractor. Once the system is installed the installer/contractor can be reimbursed for the amount of the coupon by the program's organization.

Grid-Tied PV Systems
Grid tied systems are inter-connected to send energy back to the grid when your solar electric system creates more than you're using; and you can receive energy from the grid when you're using more electricity than your system is generating at the moment. Learn more about grid-tied solar systems.

Loans
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
State or local governments may offer low or zero interest loans for renewable energy projects. Terms are typically 10 years or less. If you are going to purchase or remodel a home that you are going to add a solar system to you may also want to see the Energy Star website for information on Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIMs).

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing may be offered by states that have been authorized to participate in this program. The amount of the loan is determined by a special assessment of your property and is typically repaid over a period of years.

Check with your local banks and credit unions as they may offer renewable energy loans for less than the prime rate. Also consider that mortgage loans and home equity loans can offer several advantages: longer terms, lower interest rates than conventional bank loans, and tax-deductible interest.
Net Metering
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
As of January 2012, only four states do not have net metering policies ‐ South Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. These programs are for utility customers who generate their own electricity and feed excess energy back into the grid. Net-metered customers may use grid energy when their electrical demand exceeds their solar electric system's output. Solar electric credit rates are applied to the customer's total electric use and are shown on the utility bills.

The credit rates and rules vary from state to state. Unused solar electric system credits may expire in a specified time period or they may be carried over from year to year. The credits may only be applied to the utility bill or you may be allowed to get a refund check at the end of a designated period, usually the end of the year.

Off-Grid PV Systems
Off grid systems do not feed energy back to the grid. You may be completely independent from the grid or you may be receiving grid electricity to supplement your system (Grid-Assisted). Learn more about off-grid solar systems.

Solar PV System (Photovoltaics)
A solar PV system uses photovoltaic panels (or modules) to create electricity. This powers appliances, lights, and other electric equipment.

Solar Thermal System
A solar thermal system uses panels (or modules) to heat water. The hot water is typically used instead of a water heater for everyday water use, or in a radiant heating system to warm the air.

State and Local Tax Incentives
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
  • Personal tax incentives include income tax credits (dollar-for-dollar reduction on what you owe) and income tax deductions (reduces your taxable income).
  • Property tax exemptions, exclusions and credit incentives generally exclude the added value of the system from your yearly property tax. Abatements may reduce a percentage of your yearly property tax over time.
  • State sales tax incentives can be an exemption from or a credit towards the applicable sales tax.
Utility Rate Discounts & Rebates
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Some utilities and state or local programs may offer temporarily reduced rates on utility bills, or one time rebates on the installation of solar systems and purchases of energy efficient appliances and/or HVAC systems.


Updated: 11/26/2016
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Oregon Solar Incentives
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INCENTIVE NAME: Solar and Wind Easements & Rights Laws & Local Option Solar Rights Law
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR02R
LAST UPDATE: 11/11/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR03R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - All utilities (except Idaho Power)
System Capacity Limit - PGE and PacifiCorp customers: 2 MW for non-residential
25 kW for residential
Muni, co-op and PUD customers: 25 kW for all customers
Aggregate Capacity Limit - No limit specified for PGE and PacifiCorp
0.5% of utility's historic single-hour peak load for munis, co-ops, PUDs
Net Excess Generation - Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for IOU customers
Varies for muni, co-op and PUD customers
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs (unless Energy Trust subsidizes system)
Meter Aggregation - Allowed
UTILITIES: City of Ashland, City of Bandon, Blachly-Lane Cnty Coop El Assn, Canby Utility Board, City of Cascade Locks, Central Electric Coop Inc, Central Lincoln People's Ut Dt, Clearwater Power Company, Columbia Basin Elec Cooperative, Inc, Columbia Power Coop Assn Inc, Columbia Rural Elec Assn, Inc, Coos-Curry Electric Coop, Inc, Consumers Power, Inc, Douglas Electric Coop, Inc, City of Drain, Eugene City of, City of Forest Grove, City of Hermiston, Hood River Electric Coop, Lane Electric Coop Inc, Harney Electric Coop, Inc, McMinnville City of, Midstate Electric Coop, Inc, City of Milton-Freewater, City of Monmouth, Northern Wasco County PUD, Oregon Trail El Cons Coop, Inc, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Co, Salem Electric, City of Springfield, Surprise Valley Electrification Corp., Tillamook Peoples Utility Dist, Umatilla Electric Coop Assn, Wasco Electric Coop, Inc, West Oregon Electric Coop Inc, Clatskanie Peoples Util Dist, Emerald People's Utility Dist, Columbia River Peoples Ut Dist,
LAST UPDATE: 12/01/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Systems Exemption
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Property Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR01F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100%
WEBSITE: http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/Solar/Support.shtml
LAST UPDATE: 06/20/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: State Energy Loan Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR04F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - None
Loan Term - Terms vary, generally in the range of 5 to 15 years. The loan term must be within the expected life of the project.
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/LOANS/Pages/index.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 07/10/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Energy Trust of Oregon
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Public Benefits Fund
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR05R
DETAILS:
Types - Renewables, energy efficiency, moderate-income assistance
Total Fund - Annual funding from public purpose surcharge, based on 2015 budget: $15.6 million for renewables, $148.1 million for energy efficiency.
Charge - Varies annually, determined by efficiency resource potential identified in utility Integrated Resource Plans.
Customer Charges for 2015 are: 4.9% for Portland General Electric, 4.2% for Pacific Power, 2.2% for NW Natural Gas customers; and 2.2% for Cascade Natural Gas customers.
Charges on electric bills allowable through SB 1149 (Energy Trust receives 73.8% of this fund for efficiency and renewables) and SB 838.
WEBSITE: http://energytrust.org/about/who-we-are/
LAST UPDATE: 01/07/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Portland - Green Building Policy and LEED Certification
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR16R
WEBSITE: http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?c=41701
LAST UPDATE: 11/24/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Ashland - Solar Rights Ordinance
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR06R
WEBSITE: http://www.ashland.or.us/Files/SolarBrochure_WebFormat.pdf
LAST UPDATE: 01/07/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Eugene - Solar Standards
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR08R
LAST UPDATE: 01/08/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Contractor Licensing
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR01R
WEBSITE: http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/
LAST UPDATE: 10/20/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Ashland Electric Utility - Photovoltaic Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR02F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential: $0.50/watt
Commercial: $0.75/watt
Maximum Incentive - $7,500
Installation Requirements - Installations must have total solar resource fractions of 75% and no shading by a tree between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
WEBSITE: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=14015
UTILITIES: City of Ashland,
LAST UPDATE: 06/22/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Ashland Electric - Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR10R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - Ashland Electric
System Capacity Limit - No limit specified
Aggregate Capacity Limit - No limit specified
Net Excess Generation - Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; reconciled at end of year in December at 1.25 times the highest residential rate block (1,000 kWh limit); after 1,000 kWh, purchased at wholesale rate
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Not addressed
Meter Aggregation - Not addressed
WEBSITE: http://ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=14015
UTILITIES: City of Ashland,
LAST UPDATE: 01/07/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Residential Energy Tax Credit
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Personal Tax Credit
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR17F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - PV: $1.70/W-DC at STC for systems installed on or after January 1, 2015. Credits vary for older systems.
Wind: $2/kWh produced in first year
Spa/pool heating: $0.20/kWh saved
Space heating or cooling (including solar, ground source heat pumps, and wood or pellet stoves): $0.60/kWh saved
Solar hot water heating: $2.00/kWh saved
Alternative fuel device: 25% of eligible costFuel cells: $3/W.
Maximum Incentive - PV, Fuel Cells, Wind, and Solar Water Heating: $6,000 ($1,500 per year for 4 years), up to 50% of net cost.
PV, Fuel Cells, Wind Turbines and Ground Source Heat Pumps: One tax credit per year per residence
Swimming pool, spa or hot tub heating: $2,500 or 50% of device cost
Alternative fuel device: $750 or 25% of device cost
For all others: $1,500

Eligible System Size - Fuel cells: 0.5 - 10 kW
Equipment Requirements - Must carry manufacturer's warranty; must comply with general and specific standards in ORS 469B.100 through 469B.118. Must obtain system certification from the department specific to the type of device.
Heat pumps: COP of at least 3.3 (direct expansion systems - at least 3.5)
Wind: See rules for specific requirements on tower safety, height, and wind speed.
Installation Requirements - Contractor must certify that the AED was installed in accordance with manufacturer's installation specifications and all applicable codes and standards.
Carryover Provisions - Excess credit may be carried forward five years following the first tax year for which any credit was allowed (must be taken over no more than 6 years altogether).
WEBSITE: http://oregon.gov/ENERGY/RESIDENTIAL/residential_energy_tax_credits.shtml
LAST UPDATE: 04/06/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Interconnection Standards
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Interconnection
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR14R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - Investor-owned utilities (Idaho Power is exempt from interconnection standards for net-metered systems)
System Capacity Limit - Greater than 20 MW for large generators; Up to 10 MW for small generators; 25 kW for residential net metered; 2 MW for non-residential net metered
Standard Agreement - Yes
Insurance Requirements - "Additional" liability insurance not required; small generator facilities over 200 kW must have general liability insurance
External Disconnect Switch - Not required for inverter-based systems up to 25 kW; required for all other systems
Net Metering Required - No (separate interconnection standards exist for net-metered systems)
LAST UPDATE: 09/30/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Electric Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Benefits Fund
CODE: OR23F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies (see below)
Maximum Incentive - Varies (see below)
Eligible System Size - 1,000 kW maximum
Equipment Requirements - Systems must be new, UL listed, comply with all applicable standards, and carry a minimum 2-year warranty on parts and labor
Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty; panels must carry a minimum 20-year warranty.
Installation Requirements - Installations must comply with all federal, state, and local codes and meet detailed siting criteria
Systems must be grid-connected, net-metered (residential), pre-approved and installed by an approved Energy Trust solar trade ally contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - RECs generated in the first 5 years are owned by customer/producer. Ownership reverts to Energy Trust for remainder of 20 yrs.
BUDGET: Current funding available at these incentive levels: $1.9 million for projects in Pacific Power's service territory; $1.2 million for projects in PGE's service territory
WEBSITE: http://www.energytrust.org
UTILITIES: PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Co,
LAST UPDATE: 04/15/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Building Energy Code
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR20R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - 2014 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) for 1-2 family residential dwellings, based on the 2009 International Residential Code. Chapter 11 for energy efficiency is as stringent as the 2009 IECC. State-developed CodeComp software may be used to show compliance.
Commercial Code - 2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) for non-residential buildings, based on the 2009 IECC, is mandatory statewide. State-developed CodeComp software may be used to show compliance.
Code Change Cycle - It begins every three years with the availability of new editions of or supplements to the International Code Council model codes.
WEBSITE: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/oregon
LAST UPDATE: 10/02/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Consumers Power, Inc. - Solar Energy System Rebate
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR79F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - SWH: $500/system
PV: $500/kW
Maximum Incentive - $3,000 for PV
Eligible System Size - SWH: must be greater than 31 square feet
Equipment Requirements - Systems must qualify for the Oregon tax credits
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by a State of Oregon certified contractor and applications must be pre-approved by Consumers Power
WEBSITE: http://www.cpi.coop/rebate/solar-photovoltaic/
UTILITIES: Consumers Power, Inc,
LAST UPDATE: 06/22/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate for Existing Buildings
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Benefits Fund
CODE: OR89F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Prescriptive and custom incentives available. See website for current incentive offerings.
Maximum Incentive - Varies by project; See program website or contact administrators for details
Equipment Requirements - Minimum efficiency levels for all equipment is available on program web site
Installation Requirements - Equipment may be installed by an Energy Trust Trade Alley Contractor, another licensed contractor, or self-installed. Custom incentives require an energy analysis or other technical assistance in the project design process, plus pre-qualification before purchase and installation of equipment.
WEBSITE: http://energytrust.org/commercial
UTILITIES: PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Co,
LAST UPDATE: 10/29/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Lane Electric Cooperative - Residential Efficiency Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR92F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Energy Star Home: $500
Heat Pumps (includes geothermal): $1,000
HVAC Repairs: 25% of cost, up to $1,000
Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heaters: $200 - $300
Solar water heater: $500
Solar PV: $0.5/watt, up to $2,000
WEBSITE: http://www.laneelectric.com/conservation-renewables/
UTILITIES: Lane Electric Coop Inc,
LAST UPDATE: 02/11/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Lane Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR94F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - Weatherization: up to $9,000
Heat Pump: up to $9,000
HVAC repaires: up to $1,000

Interest Rate - 0%
WEBSITE: http://www.laneelectric.com/conservation-renewables/weatherization-programs/
UTILITIES: Lane Electric Coop Inc,
LAST UPDATE: 03/26/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Rebate)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: EWEB Greenpower Program
CODE: OR101F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential net-metered systems: $0.40/W-AC;
Non-residential net-metered systems: $0.50/W-AC
Maximum Incentive - Residential net-metered systems: $2,500;
Non-residential net-metered systems: $15,000
Eligible System Size - Systems up to 25 kW
Equipment Requirements - See Customer Generation Policy
Installation Requirements - Systems must be inspected by city or county building officials, and by EWEB. A building permit is required.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Stays with customer.
BUDGET: $150,000 (for 2016)
WEBSITE: http://www.eweb.org/solar
UTILITIES: Eugene City of,
LAST UPDATE: 02/11/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Portfolio Standard
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Renewables Portfolio Standard
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR22R
DETAILS:
Standard - Large investor-owned utilities: 50% by 2040
Large consumer-owned utilities: 25% by 2025
Small utilities: 10% by 2025
Smallest utilities: 5% by 2025
Compliance Multipliers - PV (500 kw - 5 MW): 2.0
Must be operational prior to January 1, 2016.
REC Lifetime - RECs from resources developed by 2022 may generally be banked and carried forward indefinitely for future compliance***
RECs from resources developed after 2022 may be banked and carried forward for 5 years.
Credit Trading/Tracking System - Yes (WREGIS)
Alternative Compliance Payment - $110 per megawatt-hour (MWh) for 2014 and 2015
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/Pages/RPS_home.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 03/14/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR23R
DETAILS:
Renewable Energy Requirement - Public agencies must spend 1.5% of project costs on green energy technology.
WEBSITE: http://oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/PublicSolar.shtml
LAST UPDATE: 12/02/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR24R
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/RENEW/Pages/programs.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 07/09/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: New Homes Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Benefits Fund
CODE: OR116F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies based on performance above code and the particular energy efficient measures installed; can range from $600 to $5,000
Solar ready incentive: up to $200
Equipment Requirements - Equipment receiving incentive must exceed code and must not be used to meet code
WEBSITE: http://energytrust.org/trade-ally/programs/new-homes/
UTILITIES: PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Co,
LAST UPDATE: 06/23/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Model Ordinance for Renewable Energy Projects
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR25R
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/SITING/local.shtml
LAST UPDATE: 10/20/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Salem Electric - Photovoltaic Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR132F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $600/for first 3 kW, $300/kW for each additional kW
Maximum Incentive - 50% of project cost or $8,400
Eligible System Size - Up to 25 kW-AC
Equipment Requirements - Must be UL-listed and meet Oregon Department of Energy requirements
Installation Requirements - Installers must be certified by Oregon Department of Energy
WEBSITE: https://www.salemelectric.com/members/photovoltaic-program
UTILITIES: Salem Electric,
LAST UPDATE: 06/23/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Volumetric Incentive and Payments Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Performance-Based Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR134F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies, depending on system size and geographic zone
Terms - Incentive rate will be set at time of enrollment and payment will be made for kilowatt-hours generated over 15 years
Eligible System Size - Systems must be 500 kW or less
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - RECs transfer to utility and are associated with the energy provided by the contracted systems.
WEBSITE: http://www.puc.state.or.us/Pages/solar/index.aspx
UTILITIES: Idaho Power Co, PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric Co,
LAST UPDATE: 06/24/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Central Lincoln People's Utility District - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR137F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Clothes Washer: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $25
LED Light Fixtures: $10 per fixture, up to 70% of purchase price
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $500 - $1,000
Heat Pump: $300 - $1,400
Duct Sealing: $200 - $250
Ductless Heat Pump: $1,000
Replacement Windows: $3 per sq ft
Exterior Doors: $40 per door
Site Built & Multi-Family Home Insulation: $0.30 - $0.60 per sq ft
Manufactures Home Insulation: $0.30 per sq ft
Energy Star Manufactured Home: $750
Solar Thermal: $800
Solar Electric: $500/ kWDC
Wind Electric: $500/kWDC
Micro Hydro Electric: $0.05/kWh/yr

Maximum Incentive - $800 for Solar Thermal
$2000 for Solar Electric
$5000 for Wind Electric
$5000 for Micro Hydro Electric
Eligible System Size - Water Heater: must be 50 gallons or larger

Equipment Requirements - Clothes Washer: IMEF of 2.38 or higher
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: must recycle a working refrigerator/freezer
Heat Pumps: must meet certain requirements listed on the application form
Water Heater: must meet certain requirements listed on the application form
Lighting: must be Energy Star
Replacement Windows: must be Energy Star rated and have a U-factor of 0.30 or lower

Installation Requirements - Renewable energy projects must be submitted to the utility prior to the installation of the system.

WEBSITE: http://clpud.org/rebate-information/
UTILITIES: Central Lincoln People's Ut Dt,
LAST UPDATE: 02/25/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: The Oregon Department of Justice settled claims with Reliant Energy, and dedicated $1 million of the settlement funds to establish the CREFF under the Oregon Department of Energy.
CODE: OR140F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by project
Maximum Incentive - $50,000
Installation Requirements - Electric generation projects must aim to be sized 25 kW to 10 MW
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/RENEW/Pages/CREFF.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 10/20/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Portland - Streamlined Building Permits for Residential Solar Systems
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR27R
WEBSITE: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/66836
LAST UPDATE: 12/03/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Permitting Law
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR28R
LAST UPDATE: 10/17/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Energy Development Grant Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Tax credit auctions
CODE: OR147F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by project
Maximum Incentive - Up to $250,000, or 35% of total project costs
BUDGET: $3 million biennually
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/BUSINESS/Incentives/Pages/index.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 01/06/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Central Lincoln People's Utility District - Renewable Energy Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR152F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - PV and Wind: $500/kW-DC
Solar Water Heating: $800/system
Hydro Electric: $0.50/kWh/Yr
Maximum Incentive - PV (Residential): $2,000
PV (Commercial): $5,000
Solar Water Heating: $800
Wind: $5,000
Hydro Electric: $5,000
Equipment Requirements - PV: Systems must be comprised of new, UL listed components
Solar Water Heating Systems (Residential): Must be OG-300 certified and included on the Energy Trust of Oregon Eligible Residential Systems List.
Solar Water Heating Systems (Commercial): Must use OG-100 certified collectors and be pre-approved by the Oregon Department of Energy Business Energy Tax Credit Pre-Application process
Wind: Must qualify for Oregon Residential or Business Energy Tax Credit as defined by the technical requirements established by the Wind guidelines in the Oregon Administrative Rules

Installation Requirements - PV and Solar Water Heating: Installations must be completed and certified by a state of Oregon Tax Credit Certified Technician. Must have a solar resource of 75%.
Wind: Must be installed in an area with average wind speeds of at least 10 mph at the proposed installation height based on either a state or national wind resource map for that region, or at least one year of site specific wind speed and direction data
Hydro Electric: Must be installed outside of environmentally protected areas and in accord with all applicable water rights and FERC exemptions or permits.
WEBSITE: http://clpud.org/renewable-energy/
UTILITIES: Central Lincoln People's Ut Dt,
LAST UPDATE: 06/22/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Local Option - Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Property Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR153F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 3-5 year exemption from local property taxes
Maximum Incentive - The total amount of property among one or more projects that can qualify is subject to a locally-set cap, but is not to exceed $250 million
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Oregon-Business/Tax-Incentives/Renewable-Energy/Zones/
LAST UPDATE: 11/06/2014

INCENTIVE NAME: Emerald PUD - Solar Electric Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Emerald PUD Public Purpose Funds
CODE: OR100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.75/W-AC
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $3,500Non-Residential: $10,000
Eligible System Size - Up to 25 KW
Installation Requirements - Must be installed by a registered and approved solar contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Emerald PUD
WEBSITE: http://www.epud.org/conservation/solarelectric.aspx
UTILITIES: Emerald People's Utility Dist,
LAST UPDATE: 05/18/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: SB 1149 Schools Program
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Public Benefits Fund
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public purpose charge
CODE: OR29R
DETAILS:
Types - Energy efficiency, renewables
Total Fund - Funding levels vary annually and by school district
Charge - 3% of total electric revenues
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/SCHOOLS/Sb1149/Pages/index.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 07/10/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: Self-Direction of Public Purpose Charges (LECPPP)
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Public Benefits Fund
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Purpose Charge
CODE: OR30R
DETAILS:
Types - Renewable power, conservation measures
Charge - PGE and Pacific Power must collect charges equal to 3% of total revenues
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/cons/pages/sb1149/business/self-direct.aspx
LAST UPDATE: 11/18/2015

INCENTIVE NAME: EWEB - Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: OR31R
DETAILS:
System Capacity Limit - 25 kW
Net Excess Generation - Credited at a rate of $0.0311/kWh (less than retail rate)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer
Meter Aggregation - Not specified
WEBSITE: http://www.eweb.org/solar/netmetering
UTILITIES: Eugene City of,
LAST UPDATE: 02/11/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Pacific Power - Blue Sky Community Project Funds
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Blue Sky voluntary customer payments
CODE: OR100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies
Maximum Incentive - 100% of capital costs
Equipment Requirements - Project must be equipped with electronic monitoring system to collect energy production data
WEBSITE: https://www.pacificpower.net/env/bsre/cpf.html
UTILITIES: PacifiCorp,
LAST UPDATE: 03/16/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: Utility Scale Solar Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Performance-Based Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Solar Incentivization Fund
CODE: OR100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.005/kWh
Terms - Must be producing energy within one year of program enrollment
Eligible System Size - 2 MW - 10 MW
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - System owner
BUDGET: $951,561
LAST UPDATE: 03/18/2016

INCENTIVE NAME: PGE Renewable Development Fund
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Grant Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Voluntary customer payments
CODE: OR100F
WEBSITE: http://www.PortlandGeneral.com/RDF
UTILITIES: Portland General Electric Co,
LAST UPDATE: 04/04/2016