Solar for Southern Oregon Businesses

Discover Energy Independence

Eric Hansen, Founder and owner of True South Solar


Hi, I’m Eric Hansen, founder and owner of True South Solar.

I founded our company in 2010 with a simple mission: Solar for Everyone and the Best Jobs Ever! For almost 15 years, we’ve been doing just that, providing ridiculously great customer service for thousands of clients, right here in Southern Oregon.

Does it bother you that your power comes from hundreds of miles away, and that your power bill continues to go up each year? Work with our team of experts and we can provide a local, custom solution that saves you money. Thanks for visiting, please let us know how we can help you!

Our Commercial Clients

Invest in Solar For Your Business

Start saving money for your business today. Work with True South Solar to install a commercial solar power system at your business to offset inflation. You will benefit right away from tax credits, cash incentives and energy savings. You will also hedge against volatile energy prices, increase the value of your commercial property, and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your operations right now.

The power company is forcing double-digit rate increases on all of us. But you can take control of your power bill today with a state-of-the-art solar electric system at your business. We have flexible and affordable solar financing options. You will replace your power bill with a solar bill. Enjoy the same affordable monthly payment until the system is paid off.

Our Team is Here for You

True South Solar is the only installer of commercial solar panel systems in Southern Oregon. From the Rogue Valley Airport to the  nonprofit Mt. Ashland Ski Area, businesses and organizations large and small are turning to True South to go solar. Give us a call to today to get your solar ROI. We’ll give you a breakdown of tax credits, cash incentives, energy savings, and pro forma cash flow examples.

Commercial Energy Storage Solutions

Many businesses, schools, and other organizations are considering on-site micro-grid solutions. This is an excellent idea. It’s emerging as the go-to solution for keeping your business operating, even when the grid goes down.

One of our chosen partners for commercial-scale on-site energy storage is ELM Microgrid Solutions. Their products enable your institution to “island” your on-site energy production so that you can use that power when the grid goes down. With more than 300 days of sun in our region, even if the power goes out for a few hours or days at a time, you can rest assured that you will have uninterrupted power.

Elm Microgrid Solutions offers turn-key energy storage options for small businesses, schools, and other commercial applications.

Businesses with True South Solar Energy Systems

Top 5 Reasons for Your Business to Go Solar with True South

  1. Lower Operating Costs
    At True South Solar, we understand that minimizing operating costs is crucial for businesses. Solar energy offers a reliable and affordable alternative to traditional electricity sources. By harnessing the sun’s abundant energy, you can significantly reduce your electricity bills and enjoy long-term savings. Our customized solar solutions ensure maximum efficiency, optimizing your return on investment and helping your business thrive.
  2. Sustainable Brand Image
    Embrace sustainability and position your business as an environmentally responsible leader in your industry. Going solar demonstrates your commitment to reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner, greener future. As consumers increasingly favor eco-conscious brands, your solar-powered business can attract a larger, more environmentally conscious customer base.
  3. Energy Independence and Security
    Rising energy costs and unpredictable utility rates can impact your business’s profitability. With solar panels from True South Solar, you gain energy independence, shielding your business from fluctuating energy prices and reducing your reliance on the grid. This energy security provides stability and peace of mind, even during power outages.
  4. Tax Incentives and Rebates
    Investing in solar energy is not only financially savvy but also comes with attractive tax incentives and rebates. Our team at True South Solar is well-versed in the available incentives, and we’ll guide you through the process, ensuring you take full advantage of all applicable benefits. Going solar has never been more rewarding.
  5. Customized Solutions to Fit Your Business Needs
    At True South Solar, we understand that every business is unique. Our team of experts will work closely with you to design a tailored solar solution that perfectly aligns with your energy needs, budget, and business goals. From initial consultation to installation and beyond, we’re here to support your solar journey every step of the way.

Commercial Solar Incentives

Commercial tax credits and cash incentives are available in Oregon to help your business go solar. When you couple these financial benefits with Southern Oregon’s exceptional solar resource, installing a solar-electric system is a slam dunk. Are you ready to turn your business’ tax liability into an income stream? Our commercial solar advisor is ready to give you a breakdown of commercial tax credits, incentives and cash-flow examples.

Incentive Programs

Pacific Power

Pacific Power supplies energy to most Southern Oregon businesses. They offer incentives to their customers through the Energy Trust of Oregon.


The City of Ashland has its own utility and offers solar incentives to businesses located within city limits.

Federal ITC

The federal government offers solar incentives for businesses through the IRS as an investment tax credit (ITC).

REAP Grants & Loans

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan and Grant Program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses go solar.