Choice Energy Solar Rebates

Generate Your Own Power, Earn Monthly Savings (PDF)

Solar panels on rooftop of homeDid 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 and financial incentives for qualifying solar electricity systems.

Download Information and Forms

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 7.19¢/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.
  • Self-installed systems do not qualify.
  • Systems must be new and at least 1,000 watts (DC) in size.

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


Local dignitaries, PUD and SHHS board members and staff and SHHS students attended the dedication. State Senator Betsy Johnson spoke about the importance of renewable energy in Oregon and the job opportunities in this growing industry.

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.