Solar + Storage Rebate Program

May 31, 2023

Summary

* As of May 2023, there are no remaining funds for non-income restricted residents.

H.B. 2618 of 2019 established the Solar + Storage rebate program and instructed the Oregon Department of Energy to administer it. Incentives are available for residential solar + storage systems, with higher rebate amounts available for qualified low-income residents, and those ineligible for an incentive from their utility. Rebates are paid directly to the program-approved contractor, who installs the equipment, and will be passed on to the customer. 

Solar PV System Rebates:

  • Residents eligible for a utility incentive: $0.20 per watt DC, up to 40% of net cost or $5,000, whichever is less
  • Residents not eligible for a utility incentive: $0.50 per watt DC, up to 40% of net cost or $5,000, whichever is less
  • Low- or moderate-income residents: $1.80 per watt DC, up to 60% of net cost or $5,000, whichever is less
  • Low-income service provider: $0.75 per watt DC, up to 50% of net cost or $30,000, whichever is less

Energy Storage System Rebates:

  • Residents: $300 per kWh of installed energy storage capacity, up to 40% of net cost or $2,500, whichever is less
  • Low-income residents: $300 per kWh of installed energy storage capacity, up to 60% of net cost or $2,500, whichever is less
  • Low-income service providers: $300 per kWh of installed energy storage capacity, up to 60% of net cost or $15,000, whichever is less

Rebate requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis for complete applications. Incomplete applications will not be approved nor funds reserved until missing items/information are provided. In a calendar year, at least 25% of available rebate dollars will be reserved for systems for low- or moderate-income residential customers and low-income service providers.​

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.oregon.gov/energy/Incentives/Pages/Solar-Storage-Rebate-Program.aspx
Administrator: Oregon Department of Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Lithium-ion
Incentive Amount: Varies, see below
Maximum Incentive: Varies, see below
Eligible System Size: In the case of a paired solar and storage system, the system must include a minimum of one kilowatt DC of solar electric nameplate capacity for every five kilowatt-hours of battery storage.
Equipment Requirements: Systems must be new, certified by the applicable standard, and carry a minimum 5-year workmanship warranty.
PV Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty.
PV modules must carry a minimum 20-year warranty.
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a program-approved contractor, must meet industry standards and the technical specifications, received all applicable electrical and structural permits and pass all final inspections.

Authorities

Name: OAR 330-240-0000, et seq.
Date Enacted: 12/19/2019
Effective Date: 01/01/2020

Contact

Name: Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
Organization: Oregon Department of Energy
Address: 550 Capitol St. NE, 1st Floor
Salem OR 97301
Phone: (503) 378-4040
Email: ODOE.SolarRebates@oregon.gov

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.