RETC Changes - Updates

posted Jul 30, 2010, 7:35 PM by todd farris   [ updated Jul 30, 2010, 7:46 PM ]
On July first, the Oregon Department of Energy implemented some changes to the RETC which would have dramatically changed the costs for people with signed contracts. Thanks to SWNI staff Leonard and Sylvia, Lee - from the city of Portland, Solarize Volunteer "Mac" and other leaders of solarize projects for sending a strong response to the Oregon Department of Energy. Thanks also to the Oregon Department of Energy who listened to our concerns and responded with a very reasonable timeline. As of July 30th, ODOE is adopting a new rule giving everyone more time to use the current Oregon solar tax credit. Contracts need to be signed by August 13. Installations need to be complete by December 31. Permitting can even go out to January 15, 2011. See the official rules at