Note: the 2023 Solar PV Program incentive budget has been fully allocated. Customers can apply in 2024.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board's (EWEB) Solar Electric Program offers financial incentives for residential, nonprofit, and government customers that generate electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
The 2023 incentive amount for residential net metered customers is $0.40 per watt-AC, with a maximum incentive of $2,500 per EWEB electric meter. The commercial (nonprofits and public entities only) incentive amount is $0.50 per watt-AC, with a maximum of $12,500 per EWEB electric meter. Rebate amounts are based on the electrical output of the system after equipment and site losses are calculated. Under the rebate program, customers retain ownership of all renewable-energy credits (RECs) associated with customer generation. There is a reservation system for customers taking the rebate under the net metering program, with aggregate caps for each of three reservation periods. Customers that do not meet an 85% total solar resource fraction are eligible for net metering and interconnection, but not incentives.
Interested customers should contact EWEB early in the process before installing a system. All system owners must submit an EWEB Solar Electric Program Application as well as execute a power purchase agreement. A building permit is required, and all systems must be inspected first by city or county building officials and then by EWEB. Installation must be performed by an approved solar contractor, and residential customers must obtain at least two bids. All system equipment must be UL-listed. All PV modules and inverters must be listed and rated in the California Energy Commission’s Emerging Renewables Program.
|Incentive Type:||Rebate Program|
|Administrator:||Eugene Water & Electric Board|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
Residential: $2,500 per EWEB electric meter
Commercial: $12,500 per EWEB electric meter
|Eligible System Size:||Systems up to 25 kW|
|Equipment Requirements:||See Customer Generation Policy|
|Installation Requirements:||Systems must be inspected by city or county building officials, and by EWEB. A building permit is required.|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:||Stays with customer.|
|Sectors:||Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential|
|Parameters:||The incentive is 0.40 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $2500.00|
|Sectors:||Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government|
|Parameters:||The incentive is 0.50 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $12500.00|
|Name:||Solar Electric Program|
4200 Roosevelt Blvd.
Eugene OR 97402
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.
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