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Solar Water + Pool Heating

A significant amount of your home’s energy is used to heat water? A solar water heating system is one way you can reduce energy use and costs in your home or if you have a swimming pool, a solar pool heating system can also help you save energy and money.

Energy Trust does not offer incentives for solar water or pool heating systems, but there are state and federal tax credits available to help make your project more affordable.


 Oregon Residential Energy Tax CreditFederal Energy Tax Credit
HomeThe tax credit is based on the expected energy savings from the solar water heating system. System must be installed by an Oregon Department of Energy Tax Credit Technician to qualify. View the tax credit application and requirements.The tax credit covers a percentage of the cost of the solar water heating system installed. View requirements and information on how to claim the tax credit.
PoolThe credit is based on the expected energy savings from the system and cannot exceed 50 percent of the system cost. View the tax credit application and requirements.There is no federal tax credit for solar pool heating systems.

Consult your tax professional to learn how tax credits and rules may apply to you. This information does not constitute tax advice and cannot be used to avoid tax penalties.

Find a Solar Water and Pool Heating Contractor with the Oregon Department of Energy tax-credit technicians list. The companies listed have experience installing solar water and pool heating systems and can verify residential tax credit applications for solar water heating projects. View tax-credit technicians >

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