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How to Become an ODOE-Approved Contractor

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    The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) acknowledges and extends its gratitude to the numerous solar contractors actively contributing to the success of its solar rebate program. This post aims to help you understand the program better, guide you through rules and requirements, and explain how to become an approved contractor.

    Program Overview

    The ODOE offers a solar rebate program that encourages the use of solar energy and storage systems in Oregon. Information about the program, such as the remaining program budget and details about individual rebate amounts, can be found on the program homepage, with additional resources available for homeowners and low-income service providers.

    It’s crucial to note that contractors must submit a reservation application before beginning the construction or installation of a solar system or a paired solar and storage system to be eligible for a rebate.

    Becoming an Approved Contractor

    Contractors interested in participating in the program can sign up through ODOE’s customer service portal. If you’re a first-time user, begin by clicking on “register” to create an account. Once you’ve registered, you can sign in and complete the necessary information. Afterward, the ODOE staff will follow up to confirm your successful enrollment in the program.

    Reserving Rebates for Customers

    Once approved, contractors can use PowerClerk to reserve rebates and complete the application process. To assist contractors in using the PowerClerk system, ODOE has developed an online user guide. For any queries or concerns, contractors can reach out to the Solar + Storage Rebate Team.

    Receiving a Rebate Payment

    ODOE collaborates with the Department of Administrative Services to issue contractor rebates. This process typically takes around two weeks. Be aware that the State of Oregon requires a W-9 on file before issuing any payments. Also, ensure your business name and mailing address are up-to-date on the form.

    For quicker and cost-effective transactions, contractors are urged to sign up for electronic payments. However, bear in mind that the Oregon Department of Revenue monitors state agency payments and can place holds if the payee owes certain types of obligations to the State of Oregon.

    Additional Guidelines

    As an approved contractor, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the program to best serve your customers. An extensive FAQ document is available for further clarification.

    Remember that solar and storage installations must be installed on real property in Oregon by an ODOE-approved contractor. The rebates are given to the contractors, who in turn pass on the savings to their customers.

    For paired solar and storage systems, they must be purchased simultaneously from the same approved contractor. Stand-alone storage systems or those added to existing solar systems are ineligible. Furthermore, solar installations must meet minimum Total Solar Resource Fraction measurements and other technical criteria.

    The systems must comply with specific rules and regulations set by the electric utility, as well as other technical and programmatic requirements. These can be found in the Solar + Storage Rebate Program Oregon Secretary of State Administrative Rules online.

    Your participation and compliance as an approved contractor play a significant role in the success and benefits of the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program. Thank you for your service and dedication to renewable energy in our state.

    Approved ODOE Contractor Table

    Here is a table of all the approved ODOE contractors. This information was last updated on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

    Business NameCCB #CityWebsite/Email
    A&R Solar SPC207641Portlanda-rsolar.com
    Abundant Solar175919Corvallisabundantsolar.com
    Advanced Energy Systems160523Eugeneaesrenew.com
    Alternative Energy Systems173718Talent (Medford)alternativeenergyoregon.com
    Ashen Ridge LLC227349Molalla
    Benton Electric Inc4213Albanybesolarelectric.com
    Big Dog Solar202763Chubbuck, IDbigdogsolar.com
    Blue Mountain Solar Inc178092La Grandebluemountainsolar.com
    Blue Sky Solar223739Springfieldmyblueskysolar.com
    BRS Field OPS LLC227185Oremblueravensolar.com
    Cascade Coast Const. & Solar168842Newportcascadecoastsolar.com
    Cascade Solar LLC242229Portlandcascadesolar.net
    Clackamas Electric Inc161923Clackamasclackamaselectric.com
    Common Energy LLC182596Hood Rivercommonenergy.net
    Competitive Commercial Roofing Inc174631Hood Riverbestroofusa.com
    DPI Solar185494Sherwooddpisolar.com
    E2 Solar, Inc.198347Bende2solar.com
    Earthlight Technologies LLC201408Silvertonearthlighttech.com
    Eco Solar and Electric179212Klamath Fallsecosolarnow.com
    Elemental Energy195141Portlandelementalenergy.net
    Elite Enterprise Group240901Nampa, IDelitesolargroup.com
    Energy Design Co161672Eugenesolarenergydesign.com
    Energy Solutions LLC202002Oregon Cityesolutions-or.com
    Energy Wise Services LLC227038Albanyenergywiseservices.com
    Enterprise Electric and Rental Inc193029Enterpriseenterprise-electric.com
    Freedom Forever Oregon LLC234650Temeculafreedomforever.com/why-go-solar/states/oregon/
    Gold Coast Renewable Energy90309Gold Beach
    GSC Inc.71741North Bend
    Green Ridge Solar210450Tualatingreenridgesolar.com
    Green Store LLC180259Eugeneeugenegreenstore.com
    GreenLight Solar211333Vancouvergreenlight-solar.com
    Horizon PWR SC LLC230540Rigby, IDhorizonpwr.com
    Imagine Energy LLC167963Portlandimagineenergy.net
    Infinity Solar223690Vancouver, WAinfinitysolarusa.com
    Intermountain Wind & Solar216914Boise, IDintermtnwindandsolar.com/oregon/
    ION Solar230394Wilsonvilleionsolar.com
    Marks Electric LLC212706Portlandmarkselectricllc@icloud.com
    National Solar Inc186224Bendnationalsolarusa.com
    Nationwide Solar176918Vancouvermynationwidesolar.com
    Neil Kelly Company1663Portlandneilkelly.com/solar-power/
    O’Neill Construction Group Inc.129027Portlandoneillelectricinc.com
    Oregon Solar Clean235589Marcolaoregonsolarclean.com
    Oregon Solar and Battery LLC225024Grants Passoregonsolarbattery.com
    Oregon Solarworks LLC204937Grants Passoregonsolarworks.com
    Oregon Sun Wranglers240661John Daybrett@oregonsunwrangler.com
    Pacific Unlimited, Inc189646Eugenepacificunlimitedsolar.com
    Paul Solonika and Sons, LLC169100Sublimitybpsolonika@gmail.com
    Power Northwest229987Portlandpowernw.com
    Premier Solar NW241524Portlandpremiersolarnw.com
    Prestige Power Systems LLC206095Happy Valleyprestigepowersystems.com
    Pro-Stat Services LLC189902Vancouverprostatgroup.com
    Pure Energy Group Inc235232Jeffersonpureenergy.group
    Purelight Power LLC226333Medfordpurelightpower.com
    Sol Coast Consulting and Design LLC164208Coos Baysolcoast.com
    Solar Assist198660Eugenesolarassist.net
    Solar Man51245Grants Passsolarmancompanyllc.com
    Stracker Solar239620Ashlandstrackersolar.com
    Sun Mountain Solar234493Portlandsunmountainsolar.com
    Sunbreak Energy Advisors240886Portlandsunbreakenergy.com
    Sunbridge Solar189787Washougal, WAsunbridgesolar.com
    Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc158922Bendsunlightsolar.com
    Sunpath Services LLC235715Aurorasunpathservices.com
    Sunshine Solar Inc.235641Grants PassSunShineSolarInc.com
    Sunthurst Energy, LLC201975Stanfieldsunthurstenergy.com
    Sunward Power (prev. Precision Solar)238152Happy Valleysunwardpower.com
    Sunworks Solar LLC229052Hillsborosunworkssolaror.com/hillsboro-solar-panel-installations/
    Synchro Solar188766Greshamsynchrosolar.com
    True South Solar189906Ashlandtruesouthsolar.net
    Turn 2 Solar225683Keizerturn2solar.com
    Unity Electrical Service234553Portlandunity-solar.com
    Uplift Energy240000Portlanduplifticenergy.com
    Wire Nutz Electric Services LLC189913Vancouver, WAwnzsolar.com

    Takeaway

    In conclusion, the Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program is an important initiative that encourages the implementation and use of solar energy and storage systems across the state. The role of approved contractors in this program is instrumental. From following the application process to reserving rebates for customers and complying with specific rules and regulations, approved contractors ensure the program’s success while providing invaluable services to their customers.

    The state’s commitment to promoting renewable energy solutions is reliant on the diligence and expertise of these contractors. We appreciate their tireless dedication to making Oregon a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable state.

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