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  • 1. About Solarize Southern Oregon Interested community members are joining forces to go solar. Together, we’ll realize cost savings through this community solar effort.
  • 2. About Solarize Southern Oregon•  Convenient, local events to learn•  Save with this community solar effort•  Pre-selected qualified contractors•  Help every step of the way! Who to hire? What to buy? How much to budget? Where to start?
  • 3. the contractors:•  Selected through a RFQ vetting process•  Our partner solar contractors will provide all equipment & complete installation
  • 4. How the project works Sign up Get Solarize online to educated! evaluation participate Contractor System evaluation & Sign Contract Installed! design
  • 5. What are the benefits of solar? Solar energy lowers your bills. Protects you from rising energy costs (prepaying your energy). Clean, renewable energy. Increases energy independence with local energy. Creates jobs and supports our local, regional and state economy.
  • 6. How does solar work?PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRIC (PV) MODULE GRID DC in AC out ELECTRICAL UTILITY INVERTER PANEL METER
  • 7. How does solar work? installed PV system size: 3,000 W = 3 kW space required: 3,000 W ≈ 300 ft2 energy production: 3,000 W installed PV ≈ 3,350 kWh electricity each year energy use example: 100 watt light bulb x 10 hours = 1,000 Watt-hours = 1 kWh
  • 8. How much does it cost?Depends on…•  System size•  Equipment selection•  Site characteristicsSolarize Southern OregonPrice Range $4.36 - $5.75 per watt community solar effort = GREAT $ per watt
  • 9. Incentives & tax credits CASH INCENTIVE Energy Trust of Oregon STATE TAX CREDIT 75% Oregon Dept. of Energy off FEDERAL TAX CREDIT IRS
  • 10. For example… Pacific Power 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750)$15,750 Sticker price-  $2,250 Energy Trust incentive $.75/watt ($5,000 max)$13,500 out of pocket- $4,050 Federal tax credit 30% out of pocket (1-5 yrs)-$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs)$3,450 Net cost to you
  • 11. For example… Emerald PUD 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750)$15,750 Sticker price-  $3,375 Utility incentive $1.50/Wac ~$1.12Wdc ($5,000 max)$12,375 out of pocket- $3,712 Federal tax credit 30% (1-5 years)-$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs)$2,662 Net cost to you
  • 12. For example… Lane Electrical Coop 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750)$15,750 Sticker price-  $3,000 Utility incentive $1.00/watt ($4,000 max)$12,750 out of pocket- $3,825 Federal tax credit 30% (1-5 years)-$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs)$2,925 Net cost to you
  • 13. For example… Central Lincoln PUD 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750)$15,750 Sticker price, out of pocket-  $1,500 Utility incentive $500/kW ($2,000 max)$14,250$4,275 Federal tax credit 30% (1-5 years)-$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs)$3,975 Net cost to you
  • 14. For example… City of Bandon 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750)$15,750 Sticker price-  $3,000 Utility incentive $1.50/Wac ($3,000 max)$12,750 out of pocket- $3,825 Federal tax credit 30% out of pocket (1-5 yrs)-$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs)$2,925 Net cost to you
  • 15. For example… Blachly-Lane Electric, Coos-Curry Electric,Douglas Electric, Surprise Valley Electric & Midstate ElectricCoops 3,000 watt residential system (3,000 watts x $5.25 watt = $15,750) $15,750 Sticker price, out of pocket - $4,725 Federal tax credit 30% out of pocket (1-5 yrs) -$6,000 State tax credit $2.10/watt ($6,000 max, 4-5 yrs) $5,025 Net cost to you
  • 16. Financing Resources•  Utilities: Lane Electrical Coop, Emerald PUD and Bachley- Lane Electric•  Current lender and local lenders•  Energy Trust Lending Allies: GreenStreet Lending from Umpqua Bank, Directors Mortgage, and Green Mortgage Northwest •  Offer financing products for energy-efficiency or renewable energy, may include preferred rates or fee structures •  Receive additional training and support from Energy Trust on eligibility requirements, incentives and services •  Maintain high customer service standard and access to lending solutionsLending allies are independent financial institutions, and Energy Trust does not make orinfluence lending decisions. We recommend exploring multiple financing options to find thesolution that best fits your needs and budget.
  • 17. Free independent solar assessments for a limited time only! Sign up today atSolarizeSouthernOregon.org!
  • 18. Let’s go solar! Sign up Sign up for a solar site assessment, today! energy review and additional resources! •  Tell your neighbors, friends & familyGet involved! •  Post flyers, volunteer at events www.solarizesouthernoregon.org Melanie MacKinnon, Project Manager:info@solarizesouthernoregon.org 541-440-3725