order to participate in the program, a contractor must meet the eligibility
requirements provided in these rules. Once the Department has confirmed a
contractor's eligibility, the contractor will receive login credentials to use
the software system designated by the Department to receive and track
Department may begin accepting contractor registrations January 1, 2020. The
Department may continue to accept new contractor registrations throughout the
duration of the program until all funds allocated to the program have been
spent or the sunset of the program, whichever comes first.
A contractor must meet the eligibility
requirements listed below and submit appropriate documentation to the
. The Department
will verify the completeness and accuracy of
information submitted by a contractor as part of the contractor registration
(a) A contractor that constructs or
installs a solar electric system or paired solar and storage system, or a
subcontractor that constructs or installs a solar electric system or paired
solar and storage system on behalf of a contractor that offers such systems for
sale, must hold any license, bond, insurance or permit required to construct or
install a solar electric system or a paired solar and storage system. The
contractor or any subcontractors performing construction or installation must
maintain all applicable licenses, bonds, insurance or permits throughout the
construction and installation period until the solar electric system or paired
solar and storage system is complete.
(b) If the contractor is an Energy Trust of
Oregon solar trade ally who is currently eligible to apply for Energy Trust of
Oregon incentives on behalf of customers, the contractor is eligible to
register for the program and make reservations under the program. Contractors
are required to notify the Department within five business days of becoming
ineligible to apply for Energy Trust of Oregon incentives.
If the contractor is not an Energy Trust
of Oregon solar trade ally, the contractor must meet at least one of the
(A) The contractor
either holds, or employs an individual holding, the PV Installation
Professional (PVIP) certification administered by the North American Board of
Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), or the contractor employs both a PV
Installer Specialist (PVIS) certified by NABCEP and a person with the NABCEP PV
Technical Sales (PVTS) certification.
(B) The contractor is identified as an
approved solar PV installer on a list maintained by an electric utility as
defined in ORS
serving customers in Oregon.
(4) The Department reserves the right to
verify all applicable licenses, bonds, insurance, permits or certifications of
a contractor at any time, including a contractor's status as a solar trade ally
with Energy Trust of Oregon.
Or. Admin. R.
3-2019, adopt filed 12/19/2019, effective
1/1/2020; DOE 1-2021, temporary
amend filed 08/31/2021, effective 09/01/2021 through 02/27/2022;
3-2022, amend filed 04/13/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
& Oregon Laws 2019 chapter 655 (House Bill 2618)
Statutes/Other Implemented: Oregon Laws 2019 chapter 655
(House Bill 2618)