Portland - Solar Access Permit (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon

Name Portland - Solar Access Permit
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Access Policy
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Fed. Government
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2001-02-02
Last DSIRE Review 2002-11-14

References DSIRE[1]


Solar Access Permit A Portland property owner may submit an application for a solar access permit to protect solar access to a new or existing solar energy system located on the owner’s real property. The permit is used to restrict the shade cast by certain types of vegetation on neighboring properties.

Subdivision Requirements At least 80% of the lots must comply with one or more of the solar access design options provided--a basic site orientation for solar access, use of a solar building line to protect solar access, and/or a performance option in which a specific percentage of the building’s south wall is protected from shade.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name David Tooze
Department Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Division Energy Division
Address 721 NW 9th Ave, Suite 350

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97209
Phone (503) 823-7582

Email dtooze@ci.portland.or.us
Website http://www.portlandonline.com/osd/

  • 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)"