Solar Forward has been set up as a special revenue fund at the City of Portland.
All community contributions will be kept in this fund. Payments from the utility companies are authorized under the State of Oregon’s Solar Payment Pilot Program.
Solar incentives are based on a fixed price paid by Oregon’s electric utility companies (either Pacific Power or Portland General Electric) for every kilowatt-hour generated by the photovoltaic (PV) system. Each PV system is guaranteed this revenue stream from the utilities for fifteen years from the time of interconnection.