Oregon Solar Power

A useful resource website for everything about solar power in Oregon.

Oregon Residential Solar

Here is general information you will want to know before you sign anything.

The average cost of solar panels in Oregon is $3.15 per watt for homeowners. The average size of a solar system in Oregon is about 4.5k kilowatts or 4500 watts. Therefore, the average solar panel installation cost in Oregon is $14,175.

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 Worth It In Oregon?

We get asked the question this question a lot. The short answer is yes! Solar panels are worth it in Oregon. The long summer days have the potential to make up for the dreary winter days in terms of energy collection.

And when you factor in the state is pushing renewable energy, there are generous solar incentives available for you to use.

Here are some questions you should consider asking. We also have (our advice) for you to consider. 

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

(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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