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Oregon Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
462.17
National Ranking:
19th (14th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
59,222
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.80%
Solar Jobs:
3,965
Solar Companies in State:
166 (33 Manufacturers, 86 Installers/Developers, 44 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$843.95 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,964 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th)
Number Of Installations
15,887

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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

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Oregon

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Oregon, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

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

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

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7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016