At its annual meeting, the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) presented Robert DelMar of Oregon Department of Energy and Jennifer Hall of Energy Trust of Oregon with the Apogee Award for their collaborative effort in implementing PowerClerk, an online platform for filing incentive and tax credit applications. Homeowners and solar contractors can now apply for an Energy Trust cash incentive and a Residential Energy Tax Credit from Oregon Department of Energy with a single, paperless application.
Prior to implementing PowerClerk, solar contractors and customers could spend upwards of two hours gathering information and submitting required forms to both Oregon Department of Energy and Energy Trust. “Streamlining this process and its adoption by Oregon Department of Energy allows for solar companies to spend less time doing paperwork and more time installing PV systems,” said DelMar.
“For the past five years, PowerClerk has made it easier for customers and contractors to apply for Energy Trust incentives. We are pleased to have worked with Rob and the Oregon Department of Energy in adding state tax credits to the list,” said Jennifer Hall, solar project manager, Energy Trust.
This year, OSEIA presented the award to Oregon Department of Energy and Energy Trust to “highlight their collaborative effort and innovative impact on soft costs that positively affects the solar industry in Oregon as a whole” says OSEIA President, Paul Israel.
Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association is the only non-profit trade association exclusively focused on the solar industry in Oregon. Founded in 1981, OSEIA represents a broad constituency including solar manufacturers, commercial and residential installers, distributors, utilities, professional service providers, educational institutions, and government and non-profit organizations.