Northwest Solar Cooperative - Green Tag Purchase

June 07, 2010


The Northwest Solar Cooperative* (NWSC) offers to purchase the rights to the environmental attributes or “Green Tags” derived from grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) or wind energy at a rate ranging from $0.02 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to $0.10/kWh. Residential and non-residential owners of PV and wind-energy systems installed after June 1, 2002, in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana are eligible to participate in the Green Tag Purchase Program. The contract term does not have a fixed duration. Interested participants sign an agreement with NWSC to sell their Green Tags, report any system failures and submit AC production meter readings each year. The NWSC agrees to make payments to participants by March 31 of the year following production of Green Tags. *The NWSC is a not-for-profit service operated by Solar Oregon. It purchases Green Tags from many individual private sellers throughout the region, aggregates them, and sells them in one package to 3 Degrees Energy who, in turn, sells them to wholesale customers and consumers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Non-Profit
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Montana
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Administrator: Northwest Solar Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Amount varies between $0.02/kWh and $0.10/kWh (was $0.02/kWh through 12/31/09)
Maximum Incentive: None specified
Terms: Up to 50 kW automatically approved; > 50 kW approved on case-by-case basis


Name: Hadley Price
Address: 205 SE Grand Ave, Suite 205
Portland OR 97214

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.