Residents can get a credit on their Oregon income taxes for adding a solar energy system to their homes. Under Oregon’s RETC (Residential Energy Tax Credit) program, homeowners are eligible for up to $6,000 credit on state taxes for installation of solar electric systems. The 40-year-old program, is set to expire December 2017.
Check out battery backup with Sonnen. The SonnenBatterie eco is an energy storage solution for your home that uses intelligent software to manage energy throughout the day – saving you money, providing backup power and enabling you to use your solar power at night. These lithium-ion batteries have a 10-year warranty and are already being installed world-wide.
This season True South Solar is sponsoring some of our favorite events and organizations throughout the Rogue Valley. We give to be part of something larger than ourselves, and to support the community we care about. Here are a few of our gifts for the end of 2016:
I’m currently a licensed LRT (Limited Renewables Technician) Apprentice and take classes at Rogue Community College to learn the trade. I am a materials handler, which is an important role on the installation crew. I help make sure we have the right equipment in place on the jobsite to safely and cleanly install solar panels.
SunPower has again set a new solar power panel efficiency record, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). SunPower has reached 24.1 percent efficiency – surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a solar panel using silicon cells.
True South Solar just installed a 27.8 kW array of solar panels on Mt. Ashland! Mt. Ashland now has 85 panels on the ski area vehicle shop roof, this will offset 12% of energy use at the ski area! The project is being supported in part by Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program customers, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and True South Solar.
"True South Solar has grown 150% in 2015 in the amount of solar they’ve installed regionally. Their company has expanded to support such growth. They now have 15 full time employees, with three of them being SOU graduates. They offer their employees living wages, health care, retirement, and are a family driven organization.