Whether you represent a school, farm, business, or are looking to increase your home's energy sustainability, there are numerous incentive programs and grants that can help fund renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. SES has complied a list of incentives in our region to help support our community.
THIS LIST LAST UPDATED 6.15.2018- please contact SES for recent updates
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USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
Who: All agricultural producers and some small rural businesses (town with less than 50,000 people)
What: Loans (up to 75% of eligible project costs) and grants (25% of eligible project costs) for renewable energy projects and energy efficiency improvement projects. Maximum grant amount of $500,000 with a $2,500 minimum. Maximum loan amount of $25 million with a $5,000 minimum.
Application must be submitted before any project costs are incurred. Applications can be submitted year-round, but funding deadlines are October 31st for small projects (grant of $20,000 or project cost around $80,000 or less), and March 31st.
City of Ashland Photovoltaic Rebate Program
Where: Ashland, Oregon
Who: Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Government Sectors installing photovoltaic systems
What: Residential systems rebate of $0.50/watt or commercial systems rebate of $0.75/watt (maximum of $7,500 per site)
Applications accepted year-round.
Energy Trust (ETO) Cash Incentives
Who: Residential & Commercial Sectors served by Pacific Power or Portland General Electric
What: Cash incentives to reduce the cost of installing a solar electric system. The incentive amount is dependent on the size of the system and the electric utility. Rates for 2018 have increased (Projects applied for RETC cannot get these increased rates).
Pacific Power: $0.25/watt DC, up to $1,500 per home
PGE: $0.30/watt DC, up to $2,100 per home
PGE: $0.30/watt to $0.55/watt up to $45,000
Pacific Power: $0.25/watt to $0.45/watt up to $25,000 (100 kW max.)
Installations must be done by approved solar trade allies with ETO and SES is one of these allies.
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State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) Program
Who: Residential Sector (must heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane, or wood)
What: Cash payments up to $500 per project for installing weatherization and heating upgrades such as, insulation, programmable thermostats, oil burner replacements, window replacements, insulated exterior door, and duct sealing.
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Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Who: Commercial and Industrial Sectors
What: Tax credit based on per kWh of electricity generated by renewable energy. Credits are $0.023/kWh for wind geothermal, closed-loop biomass, geothermal energy resources, and solar systems and are $0.012/kWh for other eligible technologies.
To apply fill out this form and send to the IRS
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Who: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Cooperative Utilities, and Agricultural Sectors
What: Business tax credits for solar, fuel cells, small wind turbines, geothermal heat pumps, microturbines, combined heat and power systems. Thirty percent of costs of installation tax credit for solar and large wind projects (will decrease to 26% in 2020, 22% in 2021 and 10% in 2022 for solar)
Pacific Power Purchase Agreements
Where: Oregon and California
Who: Sectors within Pacific Power service areas
What: Agreements to from Pacific Power purchase power from generation projects at marginal costs. Typically, fixed price standard available to all qualifying facilities for a contract up to 15 years. All qualifying facilities also must relinquish its green tags.
CA Net Energy Metering
Who: Customers of PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E
What: Small solar, wind, or other qualified generating technologies located on your premise with a generating system peak capacity output of 1,000 kW or less. Those with a surplus of energy will receive payment by the utility company.
To apply you must go through your current utility (most common ones listed above) and receive approval from them.