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As an EWEB customer, you’re already using clean, renewable energy and investing in McKenzie Watershed protection. But together we can do more.
You can install solar panels to supplement the clean, reliable electricity you get from EWEB.
Depending on your circumstances, installing a solar array at your home or business may be a good opportunity to consider. An optimally installed system in Eugene will generate approximately 1,100 kilowatt-hours of zero-emissions energy per year for each kilowatt of installed capacity.
When paired with a home battery storage system, a solar system can provide you with a temporary backup source of power in the event of a power outage.
As of August 9, 2022, EWEB's $225,000 Solar Electric Program incentive budget is fully allocated and no further EWEB incentives will be available for this year.
Although the EWEB is incentive is no longer available for 2022, customers may continue to choose to install solar and must complete the EWEB Power Purchase Agreement and pre-approval process. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-approval by EWEB of your Power Purchase Agreement and supporting documents must be received prior to installation.
Greenpower funds support EWEB’s incentives for solar projects. Customers who wish to see continued or enhanced funding for solar incentives are encouraged to sign up for Greenpower for as little as $1.50 per month. Those who can afford more can invest more by matching up to 100 percent of their electricity consumption.Greenpower sign-up
Solar panels can supplement the clean, reliable electricity you get from EWEB. But depending on your goals, solar may not be the most effective solution. To ensure you make a decision that is right for your home and budget, we encourage you to do some important homework:
Please note pre-approval from EWEB must be received prior to solar installation.
Before you make a decision on whether rooftop solar is a practical idea for your home or business, do your research.
As a starting point, consider these questions:
As your energy partner, we're committed to providing you the information and guidance you need to make an informed solar decision.
Read our Solar FAQs and reach out to our energy experts to learn more.
UPDATE AUGUST 9, 2022: EWEB'S 2022 incentive budget of $225,000 has been fully expended.
Our solar electric incentives are funded by customers who voluntarily participate in our Greenpower program. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Residential incentive is $0.40/AC output watt, with a maximum incentive of $2,500.
Business incentive for nonprofit, government, or public is $0.50/AC output watt, with a maximum incentive of $12,500.
Follow these steps to get started on producing clean, renewable energy at your home:
1. Learn how net metering works at EWEB
2. Select a contractor
3. Complete and submit a solar electric program Power Purchase Agreement along with all required supporting documents (see page one of the Power Purchase Agreement).
4. Submit completed application and supporting documents
NOTE: Some energy efficiency upgrades may be eligible for federal and/or state tax credits in addition to rebates provided by EWEB. For questions on how or if any tax credits may apply to you, please consult a licensed tax professional.
Some program details to note as you start your research about installing solar panels:
The Oregon Department of Energy website provides lists of incentives, laws, policies and other recources related to solar electric.
Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) by enrolling in Cleanpower and help displace dirty energy sources with wind, solar and other zero-emission energy sources.
Upgrading from gas vehicles to electric cars and bikes can reduce air pollution and create a better, cleaner environment. In addition to the cost savings you'll get from electric transportation, you may qualify for EWEB rebates and state and federal tax credits.
Help reduce your utility bill and lower your carbon footprint by living green. We offer rebates and loans for your home or rental property that can help offset the upfront cost to upgrade heating, cooling, water heating, windows and insulation.