VISOR: Vision to Integrate Solar in Oregon

VISOR: Vision to Integrate Solar in Oregon

July 2013 • By the Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association • Funded in part by BEF

In 2013, the Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association (OSEIA) analyzed the rapidly declining price of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in an effort to determine the comparative cost-competitiveness of solar to other renewable resource choices. The 2013 study, which was partially funded by BEF, showed several compelling trends: solar prices have dropped so significantly that, when matched with available incentives and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) rates awarded by utilities, solar project developers can now achieve a positive rate of return.

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