2024 Oregon Solar Incentives & Rebates

Tax Incentives

1. Federal Tax Credit Incentive

All of our customers qualify for the 30% U.S. Federal Tax Credit (ITC). A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the income taxes that a person or company would otherwise pay the federal government. The ITC is based on the amount of investment in solar property. Both the residential and commercial ITC are equal to 30 percent of the basis that is invested in eligible solar property. We always recommend consulting your tax professional for your specific situation.


How do I claim the Solar Federal Tax Credit?

To claim the federal solar tax credit, you will fill out form 5695 when doing your federal taxes. If you get a system through National Solar you receive a binder manual that includes last years 5695 form and more information on how to claim your tax credit as well as information on your system. Want to see a draft from the IRS now? View the IRS Form 5695 here.

2. Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate

The Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program issues rebates for solar electric systems and paired solar and storage systems for residential customers and low-income service providers in Oregon. Rebates are issued to approved contractors, who pass the savings on to their customers.​​​ National Solar has exceeded the Energy Trust of Oregon standards for incentives and installation requirements since 2009, and is an approved contractor.

The below table represents original Program Budget amount.


Please view the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program page here to view current remaining funds as of today.

How do I claim the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate?

Request an Estimate today to learn more about going solar for your home and how you can take advantage of these incentives while they are still available.

3. Energy Trust of Oregon Solar For Your Home

Due to slowing market conditions combined with increases in the Energy Trust of Oregon's available incentive budget, they have responded with changes to their level of support for the standard residential solar market.

The following increases go into effect on May 13, 2024:


4. Energy Trust of Oregon Portland General Electric Solar for Homes and Pacific Power Solar For Homes Incentive

In response to current market conditions and available budget, Energy Trust of Oregon has increased select residential customer incentives. The increases were enacted to further support the deployment of residential paired battery storage systems and solar installations for moderate-income homeowners in PGE territory and battery storage systems for homes in Pacific Power territory. Increases went into effect on April 29, 2024. Learn more about the Solar Within Reach, or Request an Estimate from National Solar to get started.


What is Net Metering in Oregon?

Oregon offers net-metering for customer-owned renewable energy generation. This means that all solar electricity produced that is not used at time of generation will be fed back to the utility grid, so that your excess power can be used by others. Solar owners don’t have to pay for the power they use and the excess power builds up credits that can be used toward darker winter months. Credits and programs vary based on your local utility.

Oregon Solar Incentives Summary

Here are the key takeaways from this page:

  • What is the U.S. Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC), and who qualifies for it?
    The U.S. Federal Solar Tax Credit, also known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), offers a 30% tax credit for both residential and commercial customers investing in eligible solar energy properties. This tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the income taxes that a person or company would owe to the federal government. It's based on the amount of investment in solar property, and all customers of National Solar qualify for this benefit. The percentage of the tax credit is 26% for systems installed in 2021, and 30% for systems installed from 2022 through 2032. We recommend consulting with a tax professional to understand how this applies to your specific situation.
  • How can I claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit?
    To claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you need to fill out IRS Form 5695 when doing your federal taxes. National Solar provides its customers with a binder manual that includes the previous year's Form 5695 and detailed information on how to claim your tax credit, along with specifics about your solar system. For immediate access, the IRS Form 5695 is available on the IRS website.
  • What is the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program, and how does it work?
    The Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program offers rebates for installing solar electric systems and paired solar and storage systems for residential customers and low-income service providers in Oregon. Rebates are provided to approved contractors, like National Solar, who then pass the savings on to their customers. National Solar meets and exceeds the Energy Trust of Oregon's standards for incentives and installation requirements and can help you navigate and benefit from these rebates.
  • How can I take advantage of the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate
    To benefit from the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate, contact National Solar. Beginning July 20, 2023, the State of Oregon allocated $5 million to fund this program. National Solar can guide you through the process of going solar in Oregon and help you maximize these incentives for your home.
  • What is net metering, and how does it work in Oregon?
    Net metering in Oregon allows homeowners who generate their own solar electricity to feed any excess power they don't use back into the utility grid. This system helps solar owners not only to reduce their own electricity bills to nearly zero but also to earn credits that can offset energy costs in less sunny months. These credits and the specifics of the net metering program vary based on your local utility provider. For a personalized estimate and more information on how net metering can benefit you, contact National Solar.

For detailed inquiries and to explore how solar energy solutions can be tailored to your specific needs, don't hesitate to reach out to National Solar. Our team is ready to provide you with a customized estimate and answer any questions to ensure you fully benefit from federal and state solar incentives.

FAQ's About Going Solar in Oregon

% Tax Credit
For Systems Installed
2023 – 2032
Low- & Moderate-Income
Non-Income Restricted
Old Incentive
New Incentive
Portland General Electric Solar for Homes
Pacific Power Solar for Homes
Old Incentive
New Incentive
PGE Battery Storage for Homes
$250/kWh up to $3,000
$500/kWh up to $6,000
Pacific Power Battery Storage for Homes
$250/kWh up to $3,000
$500/kWh up to $6,000
PGE Solar Within Reach
$0.90/W up to $5,400
$1.20/W up to $7,200
PGE Battery Storage: Income-Qualified
$750/kWh up to $10,000
$1,000/kWh up to $13,000
How long will my system last?

System longevity depends on climate conditions and the quality of modules installed, but typically in the PNW you can expect your modules to last 30 to 50 years or more thanks to our moderate climate. Our OR-sourced modules are designed for the PNW and come with a warranty ranging from 25 to 30 years.

Our inverters, which convert DC power to AC, also have a 25-year warranty and should last the lifespan of your solar modules. In addition to the manufacturer’s warranties, National Solar stands behind our work with a 10-year workmanship warranty for all our solar installations.

What is the environmental impact of solar?

Going solar is a great way to impact the environment in a positive way. Although OR state is a leading renewable energy producer, about 25% of our energy still comes from non-renewable sources, which produce hundreds of tons of pollutants and greenhouse gases that harm both human health and the environment we live in. Investing in solar helps to reduce your fossil fuel consumption for 30 to 50 years or more thanks to the longevity of solar systems in the PNW, and the greenhouse gas offset across a solar system’s lifespan is equivalent to planting an entire forest of trees.

Do my solar panels need maintenance?

A solar system has no moving parts, so there should be no maintenance necessary. Keeping your panels clean, however, will affect production. Rain is usually sufficient to keep panels clean throughout the year for solar owners in OR, but it is a good practice to check your panels annually and clean if needed.

If ever there is an issue that arises with your system, we will come out and fix it at no cost to you under our 5-year workmanship warranty.

Will solar panels work on my roof?

We do our best to accommodate any roof, steep or flat, tile, wood, or shingle. All roofs can be installed with solar, but your roof type may impact the cost. Different roofing materials require different installation methods and this can add time to your install to ensure that your system is properly mounted. If your roof will need to be replaced during the next ten years we recommend that it be replaced before scheduling your solar installation. If your roof is not ideal for a solar installation, we also offer raised, ground-mounted solutions as well.

Will solar panels harm my roof?

No. In fact, they will help serve to protect your roof from weathering and keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. We use a wind and weather-resistant, hurricane-rated mounting system that will not corrode, warp, or break your roof and will not cause leaks.

Will solar affect my homes value?

Yes, and in a good way!  According to a study by the US Department of Energy, any home improvement that lowers electricity bills by $1000 annually will increase a home’s value by about $20,000

Will solar add to my property tax?

No. In Oregon State, the additional value that PV solar systems add to your home does not affect your property tax. Neither will adding a solar system trigger a reassessment of your property.

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"I am so happy with this company! I contacted another solar company several years ago and had nothing but problems with them. I was hesitant to try again. I found National Solar and had a very rewarding experience with them. Pat, my project manager explained the entire process, made it easy to understand and answered all of my questions. The installation crew was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. They even suggested adding a generator plug. My installation was quick and I now have solar. THANK YOU. Pat and his team are GREAT!"

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"Of the six companies I contacted initially, National Solar was the one that sounded and acted most competently. The initial visit involved a thorough explanation of the system and its function, and we were pleased to sign the contract. The contractor and installation crew were prompt, competent and helpful. Last week 23 panels were installed, and yesterday the utility came out to replace the meter. Within 10-15 minutes, the system was up and functioning. This morning I was informed that one of the microinverters was not communicating, and a repair ticket was filed by the contractor to fix it properly. Overall, we are Most pleased and feel we were well-treated. I can recommend National Solar without reservation."

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