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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.
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.
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
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:
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.
UPDATE APRIL 22, 2022: EWEB is injecting additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program, which has historically been funded entirely by customers who voluntarily subscribe to Greenpower. The 2022 funding for the solar program has already been more than 95 percent allocated, so in honor of Earth Day, we have increased the 2022 solar PV budget by $100,000.
The additional funds brought EWEB's 2022 Solar Electric Program incentive budget to $225,000.
As of June 30, 2022, we have allocated 83% of the 2022 incentive budget.
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.
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.
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.