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Oregon Commercial Solar

Here is information about installing commercial solar panels in Oregon you may want to know:

The average cost of commercial solar panels in Oregon is $2.84 per watt. The average size of a solar system in Oregon is about 10 kilowatts or 10,000 watts. Therefore, the average solar panel installation cost in Oregon is $28,400. 

Prices vary based on available roof size, equipment selection, cost of labor, permits, and more. It's best to get 2-3 quotes from different solar installers.

Is Solar For My Business Worth It?

It depends. If your business is energy-intensive (e.g., food storage, freezing units, roasters, water pumping, etc) and you’re constantly using electricty than solar might be a smart investment.

Commercial solar costs are cheaper than residential because companies tend to have more easy roof space to, larger solar panels are used, and can achieve higher economies of scale.

Here are some questions you should consider asking and (our advice).

(It probably will, but try asking if they offer penetration-less mounting systems)

(Absolutely not. The installers will have to shut off the power for a while to connect your solar system to your electrical panel. Make sure you plan accordingly.)

(Yes, but it's still electricity. If you notice any loose or open connections contact your solar installer asap.)

(Quite a bit is available. View them here.)

(Yes, but they will generate much less energy.)

(Yes, you may use the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for your home or business.

(It's possible. Most installers will include monitoring with your system, but make sure you ask.)

(South is the best direction solar panels should face. East and West are fine. North-facing is absolutely dumb. Watch out for shadows!)

(Only if it's significantly blocking the sun's path. During a sunny day, check outside often to see what shadows pass over the planned area of the roof. Most installers also have tools to show you this data.)

(Great question. We recommend asking a certified Tesla solar panel provider)

(It probably won't, but it happens and the quality of solar installers varies. Make sure necessary warranties cover this.)

(Yes, but it's expensive, can be a lifestyle change, and it's better to have a battery backup for emergency purposes)

(See if your solar provider offers this service for free or for a service charge. We recommend using CleanMySolarPanels.com to find a solar cleaning company in Oregon.

(See if your solar provider offers this service for free or for a service charge. We recommend using CleanMySolarPanels.com to find a solar cleaning company in Oregon.

(Most solar panel warranties are 25 or 30 years of some form of manufacture warranty. By the time the warranty expires your system would have paid itself off many times over.)

(Between site visits, pulling permits, installing the system, and requesting inspectors it takes about 1-2 months.)

There are plenty of incentives available to help lower the cost of installing solar panels in Oregon. Check out the latest incentives to make sure you’re being told the truth.

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