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Tax Credits

Receive both Federal and State tax credits for some energy efficient upgrades!

EnergyTrust of Oregon

As a Trade Ally of the EnergyTrust of Oregon, we can help you earn maximum cash incentives for your project!

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Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source available. Today’s technology allows us to capture this power in several ways, employing both the heat and light of the sun. The greatest challenge the U.S. solar market faces is scaling up production and distribution of solar energy technology to drive the price down to be on par with traditional fossil fuel sources. Fortunately there are several local and federal incentive programs that help businesses and home owners by covering between 70 and 80% of the installed cost of a solar electric system.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conclusively demonstrates that energy payback for photovoltaic (PV) power is, in the worst case, less than 4 years. Given that PV module lifetimes are generally in excess of 20 years, a PV system will produce far more energy than it consumes over its lifetime. A PV system meeting half of the electrical needs of a typical household would eliminate approximately half a ton of sulfur dioxide pollution from the air, and about 600 lbs. of nitrogen oxides. In contrast, the pollutants produced in the manufacturing process are minimal and largely recycled. There’s no question, according to this NREL report, PV power is both clean and efficient.

The development of solar energy reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Energy security is increasingly finding its way into the national consciousness. Whether in terms of national security or our ability to respond to domestic challenges such as natural disasters, energy is one of the most critical issues facing the U.S. Solar provides crucial energy supplies vital to the function of homes, businesses and the entire economy.