Oregon allocates $10 million to solar + storage rebate program
During the final week of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, HB 5006, the omnibus spending bill, allocated $10 million to the Oregon Department of Energy for Discounts on solar energy + storage. This is five times the amount the program originally received in 2019.
The program serves residential, low- and middle-income customers, and low-income service providers.
“This decision represents a strong step forward in OSSIA’s mission to expand solar markets and make solar energy accessible to everyone,” said Angela Crowely-Koch, executive director of the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA).
Under the program guidelines, low and middle income customers can receive up to 60% of the cost of the storage system and other customers up to 40%, up to $2,500. Low-income service providers may receive up to 60% of the cost of the storage system, up to $15,000.
“More and more customers are requesting storage systems connected to their solar systems to provide them with backup power,” said Mark Farrell, OSSIA president and Oregon sales manager for A&R Solar.
News from the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association