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Solar for your Home

While Portland certainly endures long stretches of cloudy winter and spring days, we also enjoy lots of lengthy, uninterrupted days of summer and fall sunshine. In fact, Portland gets substantially more sun than Germany — the world’s leader in reliable, pollution-free solar energy use.

Participate in the solar revolution by yourself, with neighbors or your whole community. Own or lease a system or buy green power from your utility. Generate electricity to use in your home and receive a credit from your utility for any summertime excess. A solar water heating system can slash energy use by 15 percent or more.


Solar Resources

Solar Oregon logoSolar Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides outreach and education on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future. They offer workshops, peer-to-peer support, and extensive information on going solar. 

Other solar program websites: 
U.S. Dept. of Energy Sunshot Initiative BPS is working in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative to facilitate the neighborhood-based volume purchasing program Solarize Portland for solar electric panels in Portland neighborhoods.
Solar Now! Solar Now! is a campaign brought to you by Solar Oregon, Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Solar Now! connects Oregonians with the resources and assistance they need to choose solar energy.
Energy Trust of Oregon Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Oregonians benefit from saving energy and tapping renewable resources.
Solar Oregon Solar Oregon is a non-profit organization that provides public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency DSIRE Financial Incentives
Visit the DSIRE website for an all inclusive list of Oregon financial incentives.
Oregon Dept of Energy logo The Oregon Department of Energy ensures that Oregonians have an adequate supply of reliable and affordable energy and is safe from nuclear contamination, by helping Oregonians save energy, develop clean energy resources, promote renewable energy, and clean up nuclear waste.