Ashland Electric Utility - Bright Way to Heat Water Rebate

June 01, 2022


The City of Ashland Conservation Division offers a solar water heating program to its residential electric customers who currently use an electric water heater. Under "The Bright Way to Heat Water Program," qualified home owners may choose either the cash rebate or a zero-interest loan. Cash rebates of up to $1,000 are available for approved systems. The rebate amount is calculated as $0.40 times the estimated annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) savings (the Oregon Department of Energy provides the estimates for approved systems). Interested customers are provided site evaluations, consumer education, information about available solar systems, and the names of qualified contractors.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Ashland Electric Utilities Department
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $0.40/annual kWh saved (on average $800 to $1,000)
Maximum Incentive: $1,000


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 0.40 $/first year kWh savings, The incentive has a minimum of $1000.00


Name: Brandon Goldman
Organization: Ashland Community Development
Address: 20 East Main Street
Ashland OR 97520
Phone: (541) 552-2076

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.