Lane Electric Coop - The Bright Way to Heat Water Loan

April 04, 2002


Since 1997, Lane Electric Cooperative has partnered with the Eugene Electric and Water Board to offer a solar water heating program to Lane Electric customers who are currently using an electric water heater. Under The Bright Way to Heat Water Program, customers may take advantage of a $100 rebate and a 2% loan when they purchase a solar water heater to replace their existing electric water heater. So far, more than 50 customers have participated in the program. A solar contractor will perform a site review to determine which type of solar water heating system would be best for the site. All systems and sites must meet Lane Electric program qualifications. Marketing has included bill inserts and newsletter ads. A renewable energy tax credit of up to $1,500 is offered by the Oregon Office of Energy.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Lane Electric Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Maximum Loan: 50+ participants


Name: Randy Boyd
Organization: Lane Electric Cooperative
Address: 787 Bailey Hill Road, PO Box 21410
Eugene OR 97402
Phone: (541) 484-1151

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.