Solar electric program
Everyone knows that Eugene gets its share of rain. But did you know that on an annual
basis, Eugene receives about the same solar radiation as the national average for
the United States?
This sunlight can be turned directly into electricity to help power your home or
business by using photovoltaic (PV) panels and inverters. In some cases, you might
even generate enough power to send the excess back through your meter to EWEB.
EWEB's solar electric program allows you to produce clean, renewable power at your
home or business, while also helping EWEB decrease the amount of power it purchases
from non-renewable sources.
EWEB uses revenues from the utility's Greenpower program to fund incentives for local solar
installations – supporting both clean energy and local jobs.
Learn more about the process of turning light into electricity.
Installing a PV system at your house may help you:
- Save energy and use a clean, renewable resource
- Reduce monthly electric bills
- Protect the environment by reducing carbon dioxide output
- Increase the value of your property
Install the PV system on your side of EWEB's electric meter to generate power for
your home or business. You will receive a bill credit for any excess generation that flows into
the EWEB electrical grid. Please apply for interconnection and net metering prior to the start of
your project to ensure you meet EWEB's safety and installation standards.
State and federal tax credits, along with EWEB's incentives, make solar energy more
affordable than you think. Your savings will grow over the years as energy costs
continue to rise.
An Electrifying Investment: What Distributed Generation and Net Metering Mean for You
The alignment of solar energy production with peak loads and prices varies in different parts of the country. In the Northwest, loads and power prices
often peak in the morning and late afternoon/early evening while solar energy production peaks near mid-day.
energy experts or call (541) 685-7000 for more information.