Interested in solar, but don’t know how to choose a contractor and take the first step? As a third-party consumer education nonprofit, we’re here to help you start your solar journey with confidence. Below is a quick guide for how you can go solar today. If you’re not ready to go solar and just want to learn more, sign up for a Solar Oregon webinar or workshop and browse our Learning Center for more educational resources.
Installing solar panels on your home or business is a great way to save on your electricity bills, become energy independent, and know that you’re using clean, renewable energy. Some homeowners additionally choose to pair their solar with a battery storage system, allowing them to retain power during an outage.
Going solar is easy, and there are many great businesses in Oregon who can design and install a system tailored to your specific energy needs. Your contractor will assess your site, analyze your energy consumption history, handle permitting, apply for most (but not all) incentives on your behalf, and manage inspections and utility interconnection.
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit that provides great solar and battery storage incentives, certifies solar contractors, and much more. We recommend choosing a solar contractor with an Energy Trust Trade Ally Certification. The easiest way to get started on your solar journey is by filling out Energy Trust’s online form, which allows you to request free quotes from highly rated solar trade ally contractors in your area. Ready to see what solar can do for you? Take two minutes and start your solar journey now!