Solar Planning Program

November 17, 2023


Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives and technical support that makes it easy and affordable to add solar to building designs. The benefits of solar power—such as lower energy bills, reduced carbon emissions and protection from rising electricity costs—are all great reasons to reach for the sun. Energy Trust offers cash incentives and technical support that make going solar easy and affordable. Energy Trust can also help design buildings to be solar ready and reduce the cost of a future solar installation.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Energy Trust of Oregon
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Solar Early Design Add-on: $500 for including a Solar trade ally in Early Design Assistance meeting
Solar Development Assistance: up to $1,800 to determine the solar potential of the project
Solar-Ready Design: up to $15,000 to build to Energy Trust solar ready standards if unable to install solar panels at the time of construction
Solar Installation: up to $15,000 to install a solar electrical system


Name: Solar Planning
Organization: Energy Trust of Oregon
Address: 421 SW Oak Street, Suite 300
Portland OR 97204
Phone: (877) 777-4018

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.