Environmental responsibility and stewardship are important to many people. A solar system not only contributes to a cleaner
and healthier environment, it presents a powerful clean energy commitment to your customers and the public.
By integrating a solar energy system into your business property, you will set your business apart from the norm, and be
able to take advantage of very significant financial incentives.
Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO)
See here for current incentives.
Other Utility Incentives
Smaller utility co-ops which include CPI, Central Lincoln PUD and EWEB may offer incentives that range from $.50 per DC watt to $1.00 per AC watt up with varying maximums.
Oregon Energy Incentives Program
Up to 30% of the installed system cost, before Energy Trust incentive.
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
Your business may be able to recover investments in solar systems through rapid depreciation (5 year) deductions on federal tax returns.
Federal Rural Energy (REAP) Grants
Businesses in rural areas may qualify for USDA Rural Energy Grants that can provide 25% of the cost up to $20,000.
State of Oregon Depreciation
Like the Federal MACRS above, you may be able to take a rapid 5 year depreciation on state tax returns.
Green Tags are certificates that represent the environmental benefits from a specific amount of electricity from solar panels (or other renewable sources); their value is market driven.