Sunshine can power your home, increase your property value and give you energy independence.
Offset up to 50% of installation costs when you combine Energy Trust’s cash incentives with state rebates and federal tax credits.See Incentive Details
The energy independence of solar
By adding solar to your home, you can generate your own clean, renewable power.
Solar panels can be installed on your rooftop or on your property. If you want backup power when the sun isn't shining or there's a power outage, a solar + storage system can keep your food cold, cell phones charged and lights on.
Use Energy Trust's Solar Calculator to estimate the benefits for your home address, and find out if solar is right for you.
Connect with qualified solar contractors in your area to assess your property for solar, ask questions and get comprehensive bids. Your contractor can help you estimate Energy Trust incentives, state and federal tax credits, annual solar power generation and utility savings for your home.
How to upgrade with confidence
Energy Trust works with an impressive network of contractors across Oregon and Southwest Washington who are trained on our incentive program. They know the process and will get you the best upgrade for the best price.
Review Incentive Details and Eligibility
Incentives are based on the type and utility services for your home.
Gather Estimates and Select Your Contractor
Systems must be installed by an approved Energy Trust solar trade ally contractor who is familiar with Energy Trust’s standards and quality control requirements. Self-installed systems do not qualify.
Complete the Installation
Energy Trust helps protect your investment by reviewing the plans for your system before installation. Once complete, we also verify that it was installed properly.
Claim Your Tax Credits
Claim federal and state tax credits next time you file your taxes. Your Energy Trust cash incentive will be applied to the cost of your solar installation upfront—like a coupon—reducing the amount you pay your contractor.
“I’ve always believed in solar energy because I’m concerned about climate change and sustainability, but I couldn’t afford it before. I’m so happy I was able to power my home through Energy Trust. My energy bills have gone way down.”
— Judy Fritzon, Corvallis homeowner
Ready to get solar for your home?
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We do not currently have any available incentives that match those criteria.
There are still ways to save and make your home more energy efficient.
Energy-efficient home upgrades help you save for what matters most.
Find resources for do-it-yourself projects and low- to no-cost ways to improve the comfort, health and energy efficiency of your home.
Find out how you can get more from your energy. Evaluating your home’s current energy use is the first step to discovering upgrades that can boost comfort and lower monthly bills.
Your utility is outside our service area.
You can still reap energy and money saving benefits of this upgrade, even though you do not qualify for the Energy Trust incentive.
Use this website to find the energy-efficient water heater that will work for your home.
Many utility companies offer energy-efficiency programs that can help with upgrade costs.
With Energy Trust, you can get cash back when you insulate any or all of these areas of your home.