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    Important Notice

    Due to an increase in participation we have spent our 2015 Solar Rebate budget.

    Our program will resume in 2016 with adjusted rebate levels. Please contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or  if you have any questions.

    Choice Energy Solar Rebates

    Solar Panels on the roof of a house

    Did you know? You can use your roof to generate electricity or to heat water for showers and laundry.  Installing a solar system on your roof continues a great Northwest tradition - renewable energy.

    Our Choice Energy Solar Program offers guidance, financial incentives and contractor lists for qualifying solar electricity systems.

    Download Information Sheets

    Estimate Solar System Cost & Payback Time

    Curious what a solar system might cost, or what the payback time might be?  This website can help you calculate those figures:  Note: The PUD's residential electric rate is $0.068/kWh, so be sure to use that figure instead of the default rate in the form. 

    PUD Solar Rebates - Eligibility Requirements

    • PUD Solar Rebates will resume in 2016.
    • You must be a PUD customer.
    • The PUD must pre-approve all projects prior to installation.
    • All systems must be tied to the electric grid and net metered.
    • Systems must be installed by a qualified Oregon Department of Energy Solar Contractor.
    • Self-installed systems do not qualify
    • Systems must be new. 

    Tax Credits

    Tax credits may be available. Consult your tax advisor for rules regarding tax credits.

    State Tax Credits - For more information on the State of Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credits please visit

    Federal Tax Credits - For more information on Federal Tax Credits please visit

    Learn More

    • To learn more about Choice Energy Solar, contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or .
    • Read the Oregon Department of Energy's Solar PV Guide.
    • Read a guide to solar from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. 

    SHHS Solar Project

    Students and local dignitaries celebrate the installation of a solar photo-voltaic system at St. Helens High School.

    In partnership with the PUD and Bonneville Environmental Foundation, St. Helens High School has installed a 1.1 kilowatt solar electric system.  The project educates students and teachers about the functions and benefits of solar electric power while providing clean energy to help offset a portion of the school's electric use.

    Learn more about the SHHS Solar Project

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