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Renewable Energy Systems Exemption

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Savings Category 
Solar - Passive
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Geothermal Electric
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Hydroelectric
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
Landfill Gas
Solar Pool Heating
Wind (Small)
Geothermal Direct-Use
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
Oregon Department of Energy
Expiration Date 

07/01/2018

State 
Oregon
Program Type 
Property Tax Incentive
Rebate Amount 

100%

Summary 
Oregon law states that any change in real market value to property due to the installation of a qualifying renewable energy system is exempt from assessment of the property’s value for property tax purposes. Qualifying renewables include solar, geothermal, wind, water, fuel cell or methane gas systems used to heat, cool or generate electricity. This exemption is intended for end users and only applies to systems that are net metered or primarily intended to offset on-site electricity use.  Systems installed on real property that is otherwise exempt from property taxation will continue to be exempt.