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Oregon is one of the most Solar-Friendly states, in plain numbers. Because of our lower temperature make PV Panels more productive, we produce much more energy in the winter, even with the clouds and rain we have.
On Tax Incentives:
The Oregon BETC pays for 50% of a solar array over five years.
The Energy Trust pays for 1.50 to 1.75 per watt.
The American Recovery Act has a grant for 30% of the price, minus the energy trust incentive.
So, for a Commercial Business to get Solar PV under 30 kilowatts,
If your panels cost $8.30 per watt,
The federal government pays $1.965
The State of Oregon pays $4.15
The Energy Trust pays $1.75,
For a total combined incentive of $7.865.
That means the customer pays $0.435 per watt.
That 30 kilowatt system would cost about $13,050, not $249,000.
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