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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Incentives and Tax Credits

Visit Energy Trust of Oregon’s site directly for information regarding incentives and financing.

Net Metering Oregon law allows all utility customers to generate their own electricity and reduce their electricity bills through installing a photovoltaic energy system. Your utility provider will switch out your existing utility meter for a bidirectional "net" meter which tracks the power you acquire from the utility, and what you send back to the grid. The power you use from your utility is offset by the power you send to grid and you are only charged for the difference or the "net”. If more power is generated than used in a billing period, your bill will show no kilowatt hour usage charges, and you will only be responsible for basic utility service charges. For more information visit Solar: Net metering - Energy Trust of Oregon.

Federal Energy Tax Credit: Covers 30 percent of the cost of a solar electric system installed by December 31, 2019. You must claim this credit yourself. View Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.