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Oregon Renewable Energy Incentives
Oregon offers a wide variety of incentives to promote renewable energy
installations. Renewable energy like solar, wind, and micro-hydro offer
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
Solar Directory© to explain how you can maximize the incentives listed
Oregon State Tax
Oregon state offers tax credits for many renewable energy installations. Up to
$1500 on solar, wind, or micro-hydro installations can make your RE project
more affordable. See this
link for more
BPA Bright Way Solar
offers solar thermal incentives for heating hot water and pools through the
Bright Way™ program. This program is offered through your local utility. See
this link for
Oregon State Loans
Oregon Department of Energy provides loans for renewable energy installations.
See this link
for more information.
Energy Trust of Oregon Solar
Energy Trust has several programs for solar energy available to PacifiCorp and
PGE customers. See this
link for more information.
BEF Green Tags
Bonneville Environmental Foundation buys Green Tags from homeowners with solar
electric systems. Several conditions apply to qualify for this program. See
this link for
Net Metering Law
Oregon's net metering law allows you to connect your renewable energy system
to your local electric grid. This enables you to 'spin your meter backwards'!
See this link for
Currently there are federal tax incentives available to businesses. Rural
development funds are also available. See
this link for more
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