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Last Updated March 10, 2021

Program Overview


Financial Incentive



Incentive Type:

Rebate Program


Energy Trust of Oregon

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Applicable Sectors:

Residential, Low Income Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Photovoltaics


Energy Trust of Oregon’s Solar Electric Incentive Program, launched in May 2003, is available to customers of Pacific Power and PGE who install new photovoltaic (PV) systems on new or existing homes, commercial and community buildings, farms, and municipal facilities. Energy Trust allocates solar incentives into steps, such that when funding in a given allocation is fully subscribed, the incentive amount steps down. A status report with current funding allocations and availability is available on Energy Trust's website. Current incentive amounts are as follows:


  • Residential PGE: $0.30/watt DC, up to $2,400 per home
  • Residential Pacific Power: $0.25/watt DC, up to $1,750 per home

Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Non-Profit, Government

  • PGE:  $0.45/watt - $0.20/watt up to $35,000 
  • Pacific Power: $0.25/watt - $0.20/watt up to $20,000 (100 kW max.)

Commercial incentive rates do not decrease linearly. Refer to the Energy Trust of Oregon Commercial Estimator for detailed information. 

Energy Trust will provide referrals to contractors from their Trade Ally Network (self-installed systems will not qualify). The solar contractor selected advises the customer on installation options and best siting designs to obtain the maximum performance and satisfaction from the solar electric system. The contractor will provide a system quote that estimates the PV system annual performance, installation date, and the cost after Energy Trust incentive deductions. After Energy Trust approves the customer's PV system, the buy-down incentive will be paid to the solar contractor and deducted from the final cost.