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At Sunbridge, we spend a lot of time researching and writing about solar to help you decide if going solar is a good fit for you. You know your unique circumstances and we believe that educated customers make great choices for themselves, their families and their communities. Take your time and reach out to us with any of questions you may have.

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Increased Oregon Solar Program Incentive In 2018

Increased Oregon Solar Program Incentive In 2018 New Solar Incentive Rate And Your Home The Energy Trust of Oregon will be increasing the standard residential incentive in response to market conditions beginning January 1, 2018. The changes are being made in...

Solar Social Hour – December

Solar Social Hour Dec 5th, 2017 SunBridge Solar invites farmers and commercial property owners to learn how solar can help their business. Have​ ​a​ ​drink​ ​and​ ​appetizer​ ​on​ ​us! Discover more about the things that make solar affordable. Tax Credits Local &...

Solar Cash Incentive Pays You Big in Washington

New Washington Solar Production Incentive The New Solar Cash Incentive Pays You Big You could earn cash from your local utility for the solar power you create for them with this new solar cash incentive, covering up to 80% of your solar system cost. If you live in...

Made in Washington Itek Energy Solar Panels

Washington State that can still take full advantage of the Washington production incentives. Itek Energy, a Bellingham based solar module manufacturer is now producing high quality 280 watt panels that…

Is Solar A Good Financial Choice?

Is Solar A Good Financial Choice?5 Steps to Determining Your Investment Potential Just because you can solar does not necessarily mean that you should go solar. You must consider these 5 factors to see if going solar will make sense from a financial standpoint for...

Solar Jobs Bill In Oregon – RETC

Oregon Solar Jobs Bill - RETC The $6,000 Residential Energy Tax Credit will expire at the end of 207 Solar Bills Pass The First Hurdle Unanimously It’s been a great week for solar in Oregon’s capital! On Monday the House Environment and Energy Committee unanimously...

USDA Solar REAP Grant Qualifications

USDA Solar REAP Grant Qualifications? Solar Grants for Rural Business In Oregon And Washington If you own a small business, you may qualify for USDA solar grant money. You'll be able to cover up to 25% of the cost. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant, or...

Does My Roof Work For Solar Panels?

Does My Roof Work For Solar Panels? The Key Is Your Location Most people will choose to place solar panels on the roof of their home or garage. While this is the norm, it is also feasible to place solar panels on outbuildings or barns. In fact, structures not meant...

Does Solar Energy Work The Winter Months?

Does Solar Energy Work The Winter Months? In The Old Days People used to think of solar energy as impossible in rainy Western Washington and Oregon. But thanks to a clever legal policy called “net metering,” Washington is one of the best locations in the country for...

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Oregon Solar Tax Credits Oregon Solar Tax Credits Available Now Combining Oregon solar tax credits with other incentives and benefits, you can cover 80% of the upfront costs associated with a brand new solar energy system. Act now as more and more customers are taking...

USDA Solar Energy Grant Case Study – Berry Best Farm

Berry Best Farm Was Awarded ~$16,000 From the USDA Washington REAP

This week we are taking some time to showcase some of the final numbers that our clients here at Sunbridge have experienced when going solar with us here in Washington.

With current incentives, an investment in solar energy delivers…

3 Solar Energy Risks That Could Pose to Your Home

While solar power works extremely well in both Washington State and the State of Oregon, it’s important to understand that there can be some risk to your home involved. Deciding who to trust in a complex, jargon-filled industry…

How To Select A Solar Contractor

Most reliable solar energy professionals carry a certification called “NABCEP” certification. NABCEP stands for North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals. NABCEP is…

This New Solar Home Value Tool Is A Game Changer

This New Solar Home Value Tool Is A Game Changer Will Solar Add Value to Your Home in Washington? We recently launched a new research project aimed at making sense of a solar home value study done in California. Getting attention with a 2011 study, done by Lawrence...

Federal Solar Tax Credit

How Does The Federal Solar Tax Credit Work? Federal Tax Credits For Solar Panels The on top of local and state incentives, this federal solar tax credit gives you 30% of the final cost of switching to solar power back in tax credits including supplies, equipment, and...

Is Solar Panel Financing Is Now Mainstream?

Is Solar Panel Financing Is Now Mainstream? Why Lenders Finance Solar Power Solar has proven itself to be a powerful investment that can add tangible value to your home. Over time, banks and other lenders have carefully analyzed the long-term effects of going solar,...

What Is the Cost of Solar Panels?

What Is the Cost of Solar Panels? Cost of Solar Panels In Oregon And Washington Traditionally, solar panel companies have been unwilling to provide any pricing information online because these variables can so strongly affect the cost of switching to solar energy....

A Solar Lease Can Complicate Home Sales

A Solar Lease Can Complicate Home Sales Consider The Complications First Whether you lease solar panels or own them, there is a trade-off to consider. Both will simplify something that the other will not. Solar ownership simplifies home sales in the future and has...

Solar Leases Vs. Owning Your Own Solar Panels

Solar Leases Vs Owning Your Own Solar Panels4 Major Investment Differences Between Leasing and Owning Your Solar Panels Solar panel leases have made the dream of going solar available to more homeowners than ever before. But when is a solar lease the right choice to...

Low Solar Financing Is Available for Washington

The number one barrier we have found for many Washington homeowners interested in solar power is upfront cost.

There is no doubt that going solar is a serious investment. Financial Incentives are excellent and return a strong ROI…

Is The Cost of Solar An Investment Barrier? – Sunbridge Solar

Is The Cost of Solar An Investment Barrier? Reduced Prices And Solar Financing The cost of solar energy here in Oregon is no longer a barrier to those who wish to make a solar investment. Lower solar panel costs, lower installation prices and mainstream financing...

Do Solar Panels Add Home Value In Oregon?

Do Solar Panels Add Home Value In Oregon? It’s Official: Solar Panels Add Value To Your Home The Energy Trust of Oregon has conclusively demonstrated the addition of significant home appraisal value on solar homes. In this landmark study, the Energy Trust of Oregon...

Do Solar Panels Work In Rainy Oregon?

Do Solar Panels Work In Rainy Oregon?Solar Panels Do Work in Rainy Oregon We’ve all seen solar panel systems going up here in the rainy western part of Oregon, but how do you know that solar energy actually works as advertised? Renewable energy appears to be going...

DIY Solar Versus Professionally Installed Solar Panels

DIY Versus Professionally Installed Solar Panels Could I Save Money By Installing DIY Solar Panels Myself? It seems that all of us here in Oregon and Washington have a friend that is convinced that they can install DIY solar panels and save money upfront. That’s...

Agricultural Solar Panels Have The Potential

Are Agricultural Solar Panels A Good Investment What Can Solar Learn From A Dairy Farmer I was looking around online yesterday when I came across this surprising story about the investments of Millionaire Dairy Farmer. It was a quick, clear set of investing pointers,...

How Much Have Electric Rates Increased?

Yesterday, I Announced Some New Content on the Common Mistakes People Make About Going Solar

This new content was sparked by a conversation I had with an intelligent —but misinformed —friend of mine.

One topic that arises…

Are There Solar Panel Firefighting Risks?

Do Solar Panels Affect Firefighters' Ability To Protect My Home We Get This Question A Lot Will solar panels prevent firefighters from doing their job during a fire? We get this question a lot. Not too far back in the past, firefighters may see solar panel systems...

Solar Energy and Your Solar Electric Bill

This is one of the most common questions that we hear and often times there are misconceptions about just how much energy your residential solar system will produce. A good place to start for any home or business owner is with…

5 Things To Avoid When Considering Solar Panels

5 Things To Avoid When Considering Solar PanelsOregon Homeowner? 5 Home Solar Panel Installation Errors to Avoid With the solar industry expanding at an unprecedented rate, there is a great deal of flexibility in how you choose to go solar. However, you will have a...

Property Taxes and Solar Power in Washington State

Unlike many states (like Oregon and California), there is no specific exemption for property tax increases on your home or business when you install solar panels in Washington state.
However, the situation is far from catastrophic

Washington does carry…

MACRS Solar Depreciation Details

How to Calculate the MACRS Depreciation Benefit of Going Solar

The value of the MACRS Depreciation benefit can be challenging to consider without the guidance of a professional accountant.

We strongly recommend that our prospective clients…

Reflector Features Home Solar Panel Customer

unbridge Customer John Polos Talks About Going Solar With Sunbridge

We are excited to announce that our happy customer John Polos was featured on the front page of the Battle Ground Reflector this week. You can see him in…

Does Solar Add Value to Your Home?

Independent Research for the Pacific Northwest

Last year, we began publishing information here at Sunbridge about an exciting, 2011 Lawrence Livermore Laboratories study out of California that demonstrated a significant increase in home resale values for…

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

Is Solar a Worthy Winter Investment?

Yes It Can Be. Here Are 3 Reasons Solar in the Winter, Works!
1.) Cooler is Better

Solar panels actually work more efficiently in cooler winter temperatures…

Solar Powered Irrigation System For Farmers – Sunbridge Solar

Solar Powered Irrigation System For Farmers A Solar Powered Solution For Farmers As part of a final capstone project for a Renewable Energy Technology Degree at Clackamas Community College, Sunbridge Solar designed and built a prototype solar powered irrigation system...

Portland Residential Solar Panel Production

This NE Portland residential solar array was installed on August 11, 2010. The customer was successfully enrolled in the Solar Payment Option Pilot program through Pacific Power. Since the customer will be receiving production based payments for the 15 year contract period it…

What is Total Solar Resource Fraction (TSRF)?

In Oregon, in order to receive the rebate from the Energy Trust a system must have a 75% solar resource. This is known as the TSRF or Total Solar Resource Fraction. Solar arrays lose efficiency due to losses…

Solar Power for Farms In Washington

Many of our prospective clients come from the Yakima valley which boasts 4.86 average sun hours per day. This solar resource is well above the national average. In other words, there is plenty of sun to make solar feasible in Washington…

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