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Customers within Energy Trust of Oregon territory have access to incentives that provide funding to reduce the upfront cost of installing a qualified home solar water heating system. The amount of the cash incentive depends on your utility and how much energy your system will save annually.

To make it easy for you, the cash incentive is applied up front—like a coupon—reducing the amount you pay to your contractor. Once your project is complete, we verify that it was properly installed and then reimburse your contractor for the amount of the cash incentive.

Current Energy Trust Incentives for Solar Water Heating:

Climate Zone

Gas Water Heating

(NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas customers)

Electric Water Heating

(Pacific Power or PGE customers)

Zone 1 (Northwest Oregon)



Zones 2 and 3 (Southwest Oregon and East of Cascades)



For a detailed list of incentives offered by across Oregon please check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.


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