Thanks for your question Tania,
I want to point out to you that its not so easy to find solar-ready homes already existing. You might want to also know you can take advantage of available tax credits and have your home retro-fitted. check out this web site http://www.solarnoworegon.org
A typical solar water heating system costs $6,500â€“$10,000. For a solar electric system, the cost depends on the size of the system and the ease of installation, with an average cost range of $8,000â€“$11,000 for each kilowatt (kW) of capacity. However, incentives and tax credits can cover up to 70% of the cost for both types of systems.
Energy tax credits are available for residential taxpayers through Oregon Department of Energy and the federal government. In addition, cash incentives are available from Energy Trust of Oregon for eligible Oregonians. Water heating incentives are available to Oregon customers who heat their water with electricity from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power or gas from NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas. Solar electric incentives are available to Oregon customers of PGE and Pacific Power.
If you are located in an area not served by these utilities, cash incentives, rebates and financing may still be available to you. Go to Solar Oregon's incentives page to learn more.
Tax credits, incentives and financing are as follows:
Oregon and federal tax credits and Energy Trust incentives are subject to change. Please visit each organization's Web site to learn the most up-to-date information.
Solar Electric Solar Water Heating
Oregon: $3.00 per watt, up to $6,000 ($1,500 claimed per year over 4 years)
Federal: 30% of installed cost less cash incentives
Energy Trust incentive
Up to $20,000, based on rated capacity of solar panels in wattsDC
PGE customers: $2.25 per wattDC
Pacific Power customers: $2.00 per wattDC
Take advantage of low-interest rate, no-fee financing with GreenStreet Lending through Umpqua Bank (an Equal Housing Lender).
I hope this helps you...If you still want to look for homes with solar panels I'd have to (as would any agent) do a hands on custom search as our RMLS web site doesn't have a specific item we can indicate as homes with solar panels. The RMLS is constantly changing and updating its site so I anticipate it will be added eventually as they get more green-savvy.
Call me if you need assistance with your search. I don't mind at all going into depth with my service to my clients. Contact me directly (contact below) if you'd like my help!
June Lizotte, Real Estate Broker
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Prudential NW Properties
6400 SE Lake Rd., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97222