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    Newberg, Oregon Solar Guide

    Home of George Fox University, Newberg is a true Pacific Northwest gem. Like neighboring Portland, Newberg has a mild climate with long summer days that make it an ideal place for homeowners and business owners alike to invest in solar panel installation.

    At Sunbridge Solar, we want you to be able to make informed decisions about solar energy based on your specific location, so in this article we will discuss what a solar investment in Newberg might look like for you. You may also contact our customer service to speak to a consultant today.

    Solar Panels for Newberg Homes

    Adding a solar panel system to your home can save you money on energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment, and can even increase your home’s value by a significant amount.

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    How Many Panels Do I Need?

    This depends on a few factors, such as your average monthly rate of electricity consumption, the efficiency of the panels that you select, the orientation of your home, and how much roof space you have available. Most homes can be sufficiently powered with a solar energy system of around 5 kW, which equates to between about 15 and 20 solar panels – depending of course on the wattage of the panels you choose.

    Solar Panels for Businesses

    Solar energy systems can provide many of the same benefits for business owners! The systems are often quite similar to home systems, but on a larger scale. Business owners can implement solar by utilizing roof space, installing ground-mounted panels, or by adding panels to carports or parking shade structures.

    How Does Solar Help My Bottom Line?

    Adding a solar energy system to your business can essentially eliminate your monthly electricity bill, which can in some cases be a very large part of your overhead costs. Not only does a solar energy system start saving you money immediately, but it also protects you from future rate hikes and inflation as it applies to electricity costs. Adding solar power can also make your business eligible for very favorable tax breaks.

    Prepare for Emergencies with Batteries

    At Sunbridge Solar, we also offer home battery backup systems which allow you to store renewable energy onsite at your home. This can help you ride out long term grid power outage and will also save you money on a daily basis by allowing you to avoid high time-of-use rates.

    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Owning an electric vehicle is much more practical if you can charge it at home, which is why we offer home charging stations that can be used in conjunction with solar energy systems and home battery backup systems.

    Solar Incentives in Newberg, Oregon

    There are many different local, state, and federal solar incentives available:

    1. Federal Solar Tax Credit (Available to both residential & commercial solar projects)
    2. Energy Trust of Oregon Solar Incentives
      1. Portland General Electric Solar Program
      2. Pacific Power Solar Incentive Program
      3. Solar Within Reach Solar Incentive for Qualified Incomes
      4. ODOE Solar Rebate for Battery Backup Systems
    3. Net Energy Metering
    4. Portland Clean Energy Fund (Only available in Portland, OR)
    5. USDA REAP Grant (Grants for large solar farms)

    Solar FAQs

    Here are a few questions we get asked a lot. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us.

    This depends on a few factors, such as your average monthly rate of electricity consumption, the efficiency of the panels that you select, the orientation of your home, and how much roof space you have available. Most homes can be sufficiently powered with a solar energy system of around 5 kW, which equates to between about 15 and 20 solar panels - depending of course on the wattage of the panels you choose.


    This direct current (DC) energy then flows out of the panels into wires, which lead to an inverter. The inverter converts the DC energy in alternating current (AC) energy, which is what your household electronics, lights, and appliances use.


    When the photons in the sun’s rays hit the surface of the panels, they knock electrons loose within the silicon, which creates an electrical charge. This charge then flows through wires to an inverter, where it’s converted from DC to AC power, which is what your household appliances and devices use.

    Luckily, Oregon has some of the best net metering policies in the country, which means that you can sell your excess energy to your utility company and be compensated in the form of credits on your account.


    You can then use these credits towards your energy bill during the winter months when your panels produce less energy and consumption rates are usually higher.

    Generally, solar panels have a lifespan of around 25 years. Many panels are backed by 10-, 20-, or even 25-year warranties for peace of mind. However, other components of your system may require more frequent replacement, such as your inverter.

    In Newberg, OR, the average payback period for home solar energy systems is 10.32 years. This means that in that time, your solar panels will have saved you as much money on your energy bills as it cost to install the panels. After that, you can continue to enjoy free or very low-cost energy for the rest of your panels’ roughly 25-year lifespan.

    Is Solar Worth It in Newberg, Oregon?

    Solar is certainly worth it – financially for you, and it’s beneficial for the environment! It is a clean, renewable, emissions-free energy source that will allow you to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to protect the environment.

    Solar can also provide backup power in the event of a grid outage if you opt to install a battery backup system, and it will save you thousands of dollars in energy cost.

    One of the only disadvantages of solar energy is that it can be expensive upfront. However, as the technology improves, prices drop. Plus, solar loans and incentivesices are increasingly available and there are many applicable incentives to help lower the upfront cost.

    Why Choose Us to be Your Solar Provider?

    Our solar company’s main goal is to make solar energy affordable and accessible to everyone in Newberg, Oregon. We will do everything we can to make the process easy and find every possible solar incentive that might apply to you to reduce the solar panel cost.

    Free Consultation and Solar Quotes

    Contact us today to get started with a free consultation and a quote for the solar project of your dreams!

    Lura Kidner-Miesen
    Lura Kidner-Miesen
    I highly recommend Sunbridge Solar. I was very happy with their product, customer service, installation team, and support.
    Karen Driscoll
    Karen Driscoll
    I highly recommend Sunbridge Solar. We received 3 bids. The reason we chose Sunbridge is 1. The reasonable price. 2. Local company. 3. No sales pressure and great product knowledge. Jim our salesperson and Haley our product manager guided us through the process and kept us informed every step of the way. If we had questions, they got back to us within 24 hours. Matt and the rest of the install team were hard working, efficient, friendly, and great communicators. Sunbridge Solar takes care of all the permitting. They coordinate with the utility company (and the cost of the new meter is included in the contract). No hidden costs! We have hired many contractors for a variety of home improvements over the years. None have measured up to the quality of work and customer service we received from Sunbridge Solar.
    Michael Hubbard
    Michael Hubbard
    We could not be happier with Sunbridge Solar and their excellent sales, planning and installation staff. When we had some early communication issues, Jordan, Justin and Sean addressed and resolved them. The installation was a lot of work, partly due to our topography; but Garret and team addressed it with zeal and friendliness, explaining all the was occurring and ready to answer any questions. We likely cannot say enough in a sincere recommendation; but assure you of first-rate service.
    Calvin Mattson
    Calvin Mattson
    Sunbridge was one of three solar companies we interviewed before settling on Sunbridge. If you are in the process of interviewing, be aware that Sunbridge uses top shelf components. The award winning panels and Enphase microconverters are noticeable superior. This is our second house that we've installed solar. These panels are superior even for generation on cloudy days. Be sure and ask for Rachel as she was much more dialed into the industry than the other companies we interviewed.
    Trevor Taggart
    Trevor Taggart
    We had been looking to go Solar for the past 9 years but the costs did not add up enough to take the plunge. A friend of ours recommended Sunbridge Solar so we decided it was time to give it another look. Rachel answered the call and showed up shortly after to start the process. Between collecting power bills, planning the system, and coordinating with all applicable parties communication was great every step of the way. The installers came out and finished within 2-days and over the course of the next 10 days final inspection and installation of our bi-direction meter by the power company. We are extremely happy with the results and with an environmental conscience glad to know we are reducing our dependence on "the grid". Finally once all had been up and running Rachel came back to do a walk-through of the entire system and help streamline our use of the 'Enlighten' app to ensure we were set up correctly to also receive automatic alerts 'if' the system runs into any issues. Thanks again for such a great experience!!
    Gregg R
    Gregg R
    The entire process of getting solar on our house with SUNBRIDGE was professional and efficient. Our point of contact, Justin, was super responsive to probably too many questions and texts that I sent. The install team, led by Matt, inspired confidence with their communication and expertise. Matt installed our car charger too and had really helpful input as to placement which we are really appreciative of and happy with. Haley as the overall coordinator was also excellent, professional, and kind. If you are considering Solar you can do no better than going with SUNBRIDGE.
    harry warren
    harry warren
    My first experience with Sunbridge Solar and SEAN was great! They were super quick to answer my questions and really friendly. SEAN was really knowledgeable and explained things in a simple way that made everything easy to understand. I love my new solar setup and would definitely tell anyone thinking about solar to check out Sunbridge Solar and SEAN!
    Mark Johansen
    Mark Johansen
    Sunbridge Solar did an excellent job installing my 26 panel 10.66Kw system on our home in SE portland. I obtained quotes from 4 different companies including Tesla. In the end Sunbridge was the best value and they had the most sensible plan for my roof. Everyone I worked with from my point man Justin, design&measurements Doug, coordinator Haley, electricians Matt & Matt, and the entire install crew, were all very helpful, professional, courteous. As of today my system has been active and producing electricity for 2 months now and I love it. I would absolutely do business with Sunbridge again and recommend them to anyone needing Solar. Thanks for the rooftop system Sunbridge!
    Vance Berry
    Vance Berry
    Sean was incredibly helpful. He was generous with his time, making us comfortable with how the system worked, and is obviously passionate about this work. Thanks, Sean, for going above and beyond!
    Steve Skinner
    Steve Skinner
    All staff - sales, installers and office were very professional, friendly, and helpful. We are extremely happy with final product and would recommend Sunbridge Solar to everyone.
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