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Oregon Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
21st (18th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
160 (32 Manufacturers, 78 Installers/Developers, 47 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$695.60 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,770 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th)


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Notable Installations in Oregon

  • Open Range Solar Center  LLC was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 10 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 1,263 Oregon homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Oregon have gone solar including Albertsons, IKEA and Intel. Prologis has installed one of the largest such installations at their location in Portland.6  
  • At 5 MW, Old Mill Solar in Bly is among the largest solar installations in Oregon. Completed in 2006, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 631 homes.7

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Solar Companies in Oregon

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Oregon State Solar Policy Resources

Oregon Public Utilities Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Oregon public utilities

Oregon State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Oregon

DSIRE Incentives Database - Oregon – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Oregon and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Oregon State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Oregon – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Oregon, based on real price data from solar quotes.


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:


7SEIA, Solar Means Business:

Number Of Installations