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    Choice Energy Solar Rebates

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    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.

    Solar Panels on the roof of a house

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

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    Estimate Solar System Cost & Payback Time

    Curious what a solar system might cost, or what the payback time might be? Use this calculator to find out. Note: The PUD's residential electric rate is 7.04¢/kWh, so be sure to use that figure instead of the default rate in the form. 

    Rebate Amount

    We offer a $1,000 rebate for the installation of qualifying systems.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 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. 

    Learn More

    • If you have questions about Choice Energy Solar, contact our Energy Experts at (503) 366-5470 or .
    • 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.

    Read about the installation of a solar system at St. Helens High School.

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