The Oregon Solar
Dashboard was developed to share information about solar energy facilities
installed in Oregon.
Solar facilities are categorized by system size, date of
installation, and sector (residential, commercial, or utility). Residential and
commercial sector facilities primarily consist of roof-mounted projects
interconnected through net metering agreements. Utility sector facilities are
typically larger and ground-mounted, and sell output directly to a utility. Please note the sizes of dots shown on maps are scaled to the amount of energy produced, not the physical footprint or land area of facilities.
Click on the tabs along the top of the dashboard to show
solar energy development trends.
About the Project
The Oregon Department of Energy developed the Oregon Solar Dashboard
in partnership with regional utility, solar industry, and community partners.
The work was made possible in part through a federal grant provided by the U.S.
Department of Energy; known regionally as Solar Plus, the project includes partners
in Oregon and Washington. Thanks to Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Idaho
Power, Eugene Water and Electric Board, and Ashland Municipal Electric Utility for providing data
to ODOE. Regional partners include Energy Trust of Oregon, Renewable Northwest,
Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association, and the Northwest Power and
Conservation Council, which supported the project through data sharing and
About the Data
The database developed to support this dashboard remains a
work in progress, and many of the desired data fields are not available for all
facilities. For example, most residential and commercial solar facilities show DC
capacity of the PV modules, while the majority of utility facilities are
reported based on the AC capacity of the inverters. In addition to periodic
updates to reflect new solar installations, ODOE seeks to improve the accuracy
and completeness of the data for existing projects. As we continue to develop
the database, we hope to find new data partners and consider new ways the dashboard
and database may bring value to stakeholders.