Central Electric Cooperative - Solar Rebates (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Central Electric Cooperative - Solar Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 500 per kW-DC

Solar Water Heating: 500 for systems oriented 0-40 degrees E or W of true South and tilted 14 °-50°; 375 for systems oriented 41-90 degrees W of true South and tilted 14 °-30°

Eligible System Size PV: System cannot be rated larger than 25 kW

Solar Water Heating: greater than 31 square feet

Equipment Requirements SWH: System must replace electric water heating and equipment must meet Bonneville Power Administration's Bright Way to Heat Water program specifications. Must be OG-300 certified.
Start Date 2005

Installation Requirements Customers must have an approved net metering agreement with CEC

System must be installed by a CEC-approved installer

Maximum Incentive PV: 1,500

Solar Water Heating: 500

Program Administrator Central Electric Cooperative
Website http://www.hometownutility.com/prodserv/renewable/renewable.html
Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-07
Last DSIRE Review 2011-10-04
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: This program will be ending as of September 30, 2011.

Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) customers with electric water heating systems are eligible for a $500 cash rebate. The program is part of the "Bright Way to Heat Water Program" funded by the Bonneville Power Administration. The $500 rebate is available to systems that are larger than 31 square feet and are oriented up to 40 degrees East or West of true South and tilted at an angle of between 14 and 50 degrees. Systems oriented between 41 and 90 degrees West of true South and tilted between 14 and 30 degrees are eligible for a $375 rebate. Systems must meet the same technical standards required for the Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit.

In order for installations to be eligible for the rebate, customers must contact the CEC to get information about the program, select a CEC-approved installer, and submit an application. Work cannot begin until CEC has approved the application and the rebate (paid to the contractor and discounted from the system cost) is not awarded until CEC inspects the completed system.

CEC also has a solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate program for net metered installations. If a system 25 kilowatts (kW) or smaller, has been inspected and approved by CEC, and has been through the Net Metering Agreement process, then a customer is eligible for a cash rebate of $500/kW of installed capacity with a maximum rebate of $1,500 per system.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - CEC
Department Central Electric Cooperative

Address 2098 N. Hwy. 97
Address 2 PO Box 846
Place Redmond, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97756
Phone (541) 548-2144

Email customerservice@ce-co.com
Website http://www.hometownutility.com/Default.htm

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Residential $/KW $500

PV Rating DC

PV Residential Max KW 25

PV Residential Max $ $1,500

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Min Size 31

SWH Residential Size Unit sf

SWH Residential Max $ $500

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"