Renewable Energy Systems Exemption (Oregon)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Systems Exemption|
|Incentive Type||Property Tax Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||Oregon Department of Energy|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
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.
|Contact Name||Public Information Officer - ODOE|
|Department||Oregon Department of Energy|
|Address||625 Marion Street, N.E.|
|Phone 2||(800) 221-8035|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||ORS § 307.175|
|Authority 2:||HB 2563|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.