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Salem Electric - Photovoltaic Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/01/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$600/kW-AC for first 3 kW, $300/kW for each additional kW
Maximum Incentive:50% of project cost
Eligible System Size:Up to 25 kW-AC
Equipment Requirements:Must be UL-listed and meet Oregon Department of Energy requirements
Installation Requirements:Installers must be certified by Oregon Department of Energy
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Salem Electric offers a rebate to residential customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers have the option of receiving a rebate or a loan; customers cannot take advantage of both incentive programs. The rebate offered is $600 per kilowatt (kW) for the first three kW and $300/kW for any additional capacity, up to a cap of 50% of project costs. In order to take advantage of this rebate, systems must be 25 kW or smaller.

System owners must apply for the rebate and be approved prior to beginning work on the system. Systems must be net-metered and meet the equipment requirements established by the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE). System owners must use an installer certified by the ODOE. Salem Electric will conduct a final inspection and issue the rebate after the final inspection. For more information, see the program website or program brochure.

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633 7th Street NW
PO Box 5588
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: (503) 362-3601
Fax: (503) 371-2956
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