Save On Clean Energy Home Upgrades

Using energy more efficiently and switching from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources are among the most impactful things we can do to reduce climate pollution. Right now there are a number of programs and incentives available that can help you save money and make your home safe and comfortable while also helping protect the environment.

The federal Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 funded a number of financial incentives to help households adopt clean energy technology and make energy efficiency home improvements. You can now receive tax credits for:

  • installing rooftop solar panels or a battery storage system for your home (30% of equipment and installation cost)
  • purchasing an electric vehicle (up to $7500)
  • installing a heat pump air conditioner/heater or water heater (up to $2000)
  • conducting weatherization projects like insulation, air sealing, and energy audits (up to $1200)

Learn more about Inflation Reduction Act incentives at The national nonprofit organization Rewiring America also has a guide to incentives and household savings calculator at

Portland General Electric (PGE) and the Energy Trust of Oregon also provide incentives and rebates for clean energy home upgrades, from smart thermostats, to heat pump HVAC systems, to electric vehicle chargers. Find more information at and

Not sure where to start? The local nonprofit network Electrify Oregon is focused on helping households make plans for home energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades. Visit their website for more information on how you can benefit from home upgrades and find local contractors:

Even if you aren’t in a position to make home upgrades, you can still make a difference through your energy use. Sign up for PGE’s Green Future Choice program to match 100% of your electricity use with renewable energy, or participate in their Time of Day pricing or Peak Time Rebates program to help support our region’s transition to clean energy by optimizing your electricity use. Find out more at

And finally, check out our EcoHome LO program for more tips about how you can adopt sustainable practices at home and in your everyday life, and get recognized for your progress!