Can I install panels on my rental property?
Can I install panels on my rental property? Solarize Projects
If you own a single-family home as a rental property, you can install solar panels on your rental house. The incentives for installing solar panels on a residential rental are a bit different from those for a homeowner, but still very attractive. The Energy Trust of Oregon provides an up-front subsidy of $1 per Watt for Pacific Power customers for systems up to 30kW in size. There is a Federal commercial investment tax credit of 30% (IRS Form 3468) taken in the first year, and currently an Oregon tax credit of 50% of the cost of the system, taken over five years. Please note that the property must be used exclusively as a rental property. All of this adds up to a more than 80% discount from the original price.