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We’re not the only ones producing an Oregon kind of energy. Grab your sunglasses and let’s talk about installing solar panels on your roof and more.

Thinking about installing solar? Good! We can help.

Many people are discovering the benefits that come from adding solar panels onto their property. The process isn’t as daunting as you might think. There are often incentives available to substantially offset the costs of installing solar or wind. Find out what sort of payback period you might be looking at.

Connecting to the grid

Before adding solar, wind or even battery storage, you’ll want to make sure your new energy source can feed the grid. Not all of our customers have access.

Working with PGE

Unless you’re planning to go off-grid with your new solar system, you’ll want it connected to our grid through net metering. That way you’ll always have the power you need.

Solar + Battery = Peace of Mind

It’s simple math. When you add battery storage to your solar or wind, you make your home more prepared during an emergency or outage. Plus, if you join our new Smart Battery Pilot program, you’ll help add even more renewable energy to the grid.

The solar panels are installed. The sun is shining. Now what?

Once your solar panels are connected to the PGE grid, you’ll begin receiving credit towards your energy bill for all the power they generate. You just sit back, relax and let the sun do all the work. With solar panels, you’ll save money and produce clean, renewable energy for decades to come. That’s the beauty of solar.

Billing & getting credit

Each billing period, the power you use from us is offset by the power you send back to us. You will be billed the “net” difference between these two amounts. We call this Net Metering. If you produce more energy than you use, a credit will be applied on your next bill. Your bill also includes a basic service charge, taxes and other adjustments.

Overview of the interconnection process

Are you a small power producer or a renewable energy installer looking to complete an interconnection project? Learn more about the entire process, including helpful tools to get started. Here you can download the Distribution Interconnection Handbook for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide. We want to help ensure your project is safe, reliable and successful.

Share the stage, solar. Wind, hydro…the spotlight is on you.

For many, solar panels make the most sense for generating power at your home. But in some cases, your property may be a good candidate for wind turbines or hydroelectric power.

Generating wind power

Most wind systems need a generator, inverter, tower and other small components. Of course, the most important thing they need is a location with an average wind speed above 10 mph!

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