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Solar Incentives


Solar Incentives Sunsetting December 31, 2017
Don't Miss out on $6000 in credits


There are 3 different resources that will assist you in covering your cost by up to 50% on your solar system installation. You can utilize all 3 resources at the same time.

Federal Energy Tax Credit: Covers 30 percent of the cost of a solar electric system installed by December 31, 2019. You must claim this credit yourself.

Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit: Up to $6,000 per residence for installing a solar electric system. The credit is applied over four years—up to $1,500 per year—and limited to 50 percent of the cost of the system.

If you receive an Energy Trust incentive, your trade ally will also complete your application for an Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit. View the requirements.


Residential Energy Tax Credit Program

Oregon Department of Energy’s Residential Energy Tax Credit

Contact the RETC Team: 503-378-4040 OR 800-221-8035, Email: askRETC@oregon.gov OR visit State Website for addition tax incentive explanations.

With the Oregon Department of Energy’s Residential Energy Tax Credit, homeowners or renters can apply for a tax credit on their personal Oregon income taxes for purchasing eligible energy-efficient products and energy systems for their homes.
​Rates effective January 1, 2017. 

Device & Efficiency Measure (EM) & EM Level & Tax Credit Amount
Solar Electric (Photovoltaic): $1.30 per watt of installed capacity of direct current, up to $6,000 ($1,500 per year over four years).
Solar Space Heating (Passive or Active): $0.60 per first-year energy yield in kWh, up to $1,500
Solar Domestic Water Heating: $2.00 per first-year energy yield in kWh, up to $6,000
Solar Pool Heating: $0.20 per first-year energy yield in kWh, up to $2,500
Solar Spa or Hot Tub Heating: $0.15 per first-year energy yield in kWh, up to $1,500.


Energy Trust of Oregon Incentive


Engery Trust of Oregon

https://www.energytrust.org/programs/solar/

Lower your upfront project costs and start saving energy sooner with incentives and affordable financing repaid on your energy bill.
Energy Trust works with local non-profit lender Craft3 (NMLS ID#390159) to provide an on-bill repayment option and preferred rates for energy-efficiency improvements that qualify for Energy Trust incentives.

On-Bill Repayment

Lower your upfront project costs and start saving energy sooner with incentives and affordable financing repaid on your energy bill. Energy Trust works with local non-profit lender Craft3 (NMLS ID#390159) to provide an on-bill repayment option and preferred rates for energy-efficiency improvements that qualify for Energy Trust incentives.

Homeowners in Oregon:
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Enhabit

Enhabit offers Energy Trust cash incentives as part of a comprehensive package of rebates to reduce your upfront and total project costs.

Enhabit’s network of financial lenders provides a wide variety of loan options—including zero-money down financing and on-bill financing—for improving the performance, comfort, efficiency, health and safety of your home within your budget.

Visit Enhabit : https://enhabit.org/


#3 Federal Residential Renewable Energy 30% Tax Credit

https://energy.gov/savings/residential-renewable-energy-tax-credit
http://www.energystar.gov/taxcredits 
Contrary to popular belief, Oregon has as much solar solar access the national average and some of the best net metering laws in the country.  Net metering allows for acceptance of power into the grid for exchange for a utility credit.  The State of Oregon, the Energy Trust of Oregon and the federal government also provide generous incentives and tax credits for installing solar electric systems


Solar for Your Home

Over 10,000 homeowners across Oregon are making their own solar power. Join them in taking control of your energy costs—and improving your home’s value—with clean, renewable energy from the sun.

Financing Options

When you’re ready to invest in your home’s efficiency, take advantage of low-cost financing solutions specifically designed for homeowners. Many local organizations offer financing options that can help reduce upfront project costs to help you complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy home upgrades.

Some financing options may be dependent on the location of your home, income level, utility providers or other factors.

Your local bank:

Umpqua Bank - GreenStreet Lending
Umpqua Bank
Kelly Moore & Ian Sigmund (503) 227-1262, KelliMoore@UmpquaBank.com
This is our HELOC product for customers looking to make energy saving improvements. The loan amounts vary from $5,000-$150,000.
Loan fees, closing costs & pre-payment penalties are waived. Currently, the annual percentage rate on this product is 4.00% with a 0.50% rate increase without auto-pay from an Umpqua Bank account.  As of 4/1/17

Oregon Community Credit Union
Oregon Community Credit Union
https://www.myoccu.org/

State of Oregon Energy Loan Program 
Oregon Dept of Engery
https://www.oregon.gov/energy/At-Work/Pages/Energy-Loan-Program.aspx 
503-378-4040 • 800-221-8035 • ODOE_EnergyLoan@oregon.gov

Visit the website of a solar lender
Northwest Solar Communities
Northwest Lender Directory for Home Solar Projects
You can save 20%-30% on your electric bill OR eliminate it completely

Additional Incentives

Earn $500 for each referral to a friend who goes with Solar Ki, LLC

McKenzie River Trust – Partnership. All new installations Solar Ki, LLC will donate $250.00 to McKenzie River Trust.