Energy Trust – Solar Electric Buy-Down Program

Energy Trust – Solar Electric Buy-Down Program;
State: Oregon

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional
  • Amount: Residential (Homeowner): $1.50/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.75/W DC for PGE;
  • Residential (Third Party): $1.00/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.25/W DC for PGE;
  • Commercial, Industrial, or Third Party systems up to 30 kW: $1.00/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.25/W DC for PGE;
  • Commercial, Industrial, or Third Party systems 30-200 kW: $1.00/W DC – $0.50/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.25/W DC – $0.75/W DC for PGE
  • Systems above 200 kW (PGE only) – Commercial, Industrial, or Third Party: $0.75/W DC;
  • Nonprofit and Gov’t systems up to 30 kW: $1.25/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.50/W DC for PGE;
  • Nonprofit and Gov’t systems 30-200 kW: $1.25/W DC – $0.75/W DC for Pacific Power; $1.50/W DC – $1.00/W DC for PGE
  • Maximum Incentive: Residential (Homeowner): $20,000 per site;
  • Residential (Third Party): $5,000 per site for Pacific Power; $10,000 per site for PGE;
  • Commercial, Industrial, or Third Party (per-site lifetime cap for systems up to 200 kW): $100,000 for Pacific Power ; $600,000 for PGE
  • Nonprofit, Gov’t: $150,000 for Pacific Power; $200,000 for PGE
  • Eligible System Size: Systems up to 200 kW; Commercial, Industrial, or Third Party systems in PGE territory up to 800 kW
  • 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, 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.
  • Program Budget: 2009 Budget: $1.6 million for projects in Pacific Power’s service territory; $6.1 million for projects in PGE’s service territory
  • Program Start Date: 5/2003
  • Web Site: http://energytrust.org/

Contact:

Kacia Brockman
Energy Trust of Oregon
851 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 493-8888 Ext.223
Fax: (503) 546-6862
E-Mail: info@energytrust.org
Web Site: http://www.energytrust.org