Solar Panels In Oregon

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Oregon

While solar panel costs will vary from city to city and installer by installer, the below pricing is the state wide average for Oregon. based on an average price per watt of $2.81.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.81 $12,645.00 $16,860.00 $21,075.00
8 kWs $2.81 $16,860.00 $22,480.00 $28,100.00
10 kWs $2.81 $21,075.00 $28,100.00 $35,125.00
12 kWs $2.81 $25,290.00 $33,720.00 $42,150.00
14 kWs $2.81 $29,505.00 $39,340.00 $49,175.00
16 kWs $2.81 $33,720.00 $44,960.00 $56,200.00

Bare in mind, the estimated prices you see above are based on the average cost per watt in Oregon. The average price per watt in your city might be a little higher or lower depending on your city or county.

Solar Panel Rebates In Oregon

You might be surprised to find out that in addition to the 26% solar tax credit, there are a bare minimum of 103 solar panel rebates that you can apply for in the State of Oregon. You can save thousands of dollars on your installation. Click the button below to view all of the solar rebates available to you.

  • At Least 103 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Oregon Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Oregon
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Oregon Solar Panels By City

Cities In Oregon Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in Oregon are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make Oregon a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in Oregon below.

  • Albany
    Sunlight kWh921.59339270325kWh
    % Qualified93.78%
    Med. kW Potential14kW
  • Beaverton
    Sunlight kWh876.35kWh
    % Qualified88.30%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW
  • Bend
    Sunlight kWh1161.1kWh
    % Qualified83.58%
    Med. kW Potential11kW
  • Eugene
    Sunlight kWh942.65kWh
    % Qualified84.86%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Gresham
    Sunlight kWh850kWh
    % Qualified92.39%
    Med. kW Potential13.75kW
  • Hillsboro
    Sunlight kWh876.35kWh
    % Qualified91.84%
    Med. kW Potential11.75kW
  • Medford
    Sunlight kWh1106.7kWh
    % Qualified89.49%
    Med. kW Potential13.5kW
  • Portland
    Sunlight kWh850.06836939021kWh
    % Qualified82.62%
    Med. kW Potential8kW
  • Salem
    Sunlight kWh910.21006809409kWh
    % Qualified89.86%
    Med. kW Potential13.25kW
  • Springfield
    Sunlight kWh942.65kWh
    % Qualified90.93%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Oregon

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Oregon? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

How many solar panels can I fit on my roof?

On average, you can fit about 25 to 28 solar panels for every 500 square feet of roof space. However, in some cases, homeowners will not be able to utilize the entire roof space due to shading or roof grade.

How are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

How many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have a typical lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Once solar panels reach this point they begin to decline in efficiency. However, with recent advances in solar panel technology, it could make more sense to replace your solar panels in 10 years to maximize the improved efficiency.

How do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

Interesting Facts About Oregon

Oregon, also known as the Beaver State, has seen a population growth of 10.60% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 4,237,256. The percentage of homeownership in Oregon is a whopping 66.3%! This means that 66.3% of the 4,237,256 people in Oregon are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. A few fun facts about the state of Oregon: 1) it is actually the home of The world's smallest park, totaling 452 inches, created in Portland on St. Patrick's Day for leprechauns and snail races, and number 2, the state motto is "Alis volat Propriis (She flies with her own wings)".

Oregon has a total area of 95,988.01 square miles of which 97.57% is land. The highest elevation in the State of Oregon is 11,239 feet and the lowest point is Sea level making the average elevation 3,300 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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