Oregon’s Community Solar Program

Date: 22 Apr 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

SB 1547 was passed in 2016, raising the Renewable Portfolio Standard making community solar accessible to homeowners, renters, schools, businesses and governments. Program capacity is set at two and a half percent of each utility’s 2016 system peak, enabling an estimated 160 megawatts of community solar. At least ten percent of the total capacity must be allocated to low-income customers.

Watch the top state community solar programs progress in our National Community Solar Programs Tracker.

Check back soon for more detail about the Oregon community solar program.

For more on solar in Oregon, check out these ILSR resources:

Learn more about community solar in one of these ILSR reports:

Designing Community Solar Programs that Promote Racial and Economic Equity
Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: the Status and Benefits of Community Solar
Beyond Sharing — How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power

For podcasts, videos, and more, see ILSR’s community renewable energy archive.

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Featured photo credit: Oregon Department of Transportation via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)

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Abby is an Energy Democracy Intern for the Spring Semester, 2021. She is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management with a minor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.