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Switching to solar power
Everything you need to know about making the switch to solar, from process and pricing to tax rebates and more.
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Why switch to Solar in OR?
The Beaver State is a better place for solar than you may expect
With plenty of sunny and partly sunny days throughout the year, as well as generous solar incentives and rebates, it’s no wonder over 20,000 homes have opted for cleaner, more efficient energy.
Up to $5,000 in solar rebates
With the Oregon Solar Program, you could get up to $5,000 off your system.
Up to 30% in federal tax credits
Depending on your situation, you may qualify for the The Solar Investment Tax Credit, which can reduce the cost of your system by up to 30%.
Get credit for generating excess energy
All utility companies in Oregon are required to compensate you at the market rate for excess energy your system generates.
No increase in property taxes thru July 1, 2023
Your new solar system is exempt from property taxes through mid 2023, which means the value of your home will go up, not your tax bill.
Powerful panels, even on cloudy days
By using high-efficiency, monocrystalline panels (like those we use at ION), you can ensure your system will make the most of all available sunlight.
Rain helps keep panels clean & functioning
Clean panels produce more efficiently and reliably; rainfall can keep dust and debris from building up and interfering with production.
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“The whole process from the explanation of the program all the way to flipping that switch was just stellar!”
“They went above and beyond … I made the right choice by going with ION”
“ION did all of the work and kept us informed through the whole process”
“ION has been great from the start. Lots of communication and they have never failed to keep us updated.”
“A big company but the personal service of your neighborhood store.”
“The entire process was painless and quicker than I thought it’d be”
“I am very pleased with how everything turned out and how quickly they were able to get it done”
The installation process
Switch to solar in just
4 simple steps
Wondering what it might be like to switch to solar? Here’s a high-level look at what you can expect as an ION customer.
On-site personalized home assessment
After learning more about your power needs, our team will measure, test, and assess your home before designing your custom solar system.
Custom design that fits your power needs & home aesthetic
Based on your unique needs, our in-house engineering team will build you a custom system that’s not only powerful & reliable, but looks good, too.
Permits, installation & approvals
You relax while our team handles the permits, installation, and approval process from your local government and power company.
Turn on your new solar-powered home!
Soak up all the benefits of going solar, from more control over your power bill to powering your home with clean energy, and more.
Why over 2,500+ Oregon homeowners have chosen ION as their solar provider
Learn what makes us different & why 3,500+ Oregon homeowners have chosen ION.
ION handles everything for you – from financing and design to permits and installation – all you have to do is provide a power bill & sign the papers.
modern design that’s customized
to your home
By using black-on-black panels and organizing them in a clean way, you get a system that’s not only powerful & reliable, but looks sleek & tidy, too.
Full-service customer support before, during & after installation
With ION, you get a dedicated project coordinator, weekly check-ins, as well as fast & friendly support via phone, email, and live chat.
Protected by industry-leading
product warranties & guarantees
Your premium solar panels are protected for 25 years and guaranteed to produce a minimum of 85% capacity or more for 30 years.
The microinverters that power your system are protected for 25 years by the manufacturer, Enphase.
10-Year Workmanship Guarantee
All work performed on your home during the installation process (such as rigging, drilling & more) is covered for a full decade.
Our mission is to provide a premium product and a premium experience. If we don't hit this goal, we have a team ready to help.
Have a question about switching
to solar in Oregon?
Check out the FAQ’s below for more information or book a free, no-obligation Q&A call with our team.
Solar panels are made of special cells (PV or photovoltaic cells) that absorb sunlight and produce an electrical current.
In order for your home to use that electrical current (known as DC or Direct Current), it must be converted into AC (or Alternating Current), which is done through micro inverters that are attached to each solar panel.
Once the energy has been converted, it runs through your electrical panel, gets distributed within your home, and can be used to power your appliances, lights, and more.
The following solar tax credits and incentives are available in Oregon. To find out if you’re eligible, we recommend contacting our team for more information and speaking with a tax professional who can help.
If eligible, Oregon homeowners can receive a rebate of up to $5,000 for a solar electric system and up to $2,500 for an energy storage system. Rebates are paid to the ODOE-approved contractor (in this case, that would be us!) who installs the system and passes those savings on to you.
The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal tax credit for those who purchase solar energy systems for residential, commercial or utility scale properties. Through this legislation, all solar systems installed between 2022 and 2023 are eligible for a federal tax credit. If you qualify, you could reduce the cost of your system by up to 30% (Source: Energy.gov).
Oregon state law requires all utility companies to offer net metering for solar energy systems.
Each month, the power you use from your utility is offset by the power you send to the grid. You are only charged for the difference or the “net.”
If you generate more power than you use in a given month, your electric bill will have no kilowatt-hour charges, and you will only have to pay the basic utility service charges — typically about $12 per month. The surplus energy will generate kilowatt-hour credits that will be applied to your future electric bills. Unused credits will accumulate in your Portland General Electric or Pacific Power account (Source: Energy Trust of Oregon).
Oregon law states that any change in real market value to property due to the installation of a qualifying renewable energy system is exempt from assessment of the property’s value for property tax purposes.
The exemption may not be allowed for tax years beginning after July 1, 2023 (Source: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency & oregon.public.law).