5 Portland Homes for Sale with Solar Panels – Already Installed!

This past week in Portland saw a brutal and record-breaking heat wave. With temperatures climbing over 110º, many Portlanders had their air conditioning – whether central or window units – working overtime. And that will mean higher than usual electric bills for many of us.

These crazy, hazy days of summer, then, might be having folks thinking long term about their energy usage. And what better way to sustainably use energy than by installing solar panels? You’ll save on your utility bills all while lowering your carbon footprint. What’s not to like?

Well, like anything that sounds too good to be true, there’s one big problem here. Solar panels don’t come cheap. How much they’ll cost largely depends on the size of your roof and how many panels you choose to install. But even if you take advantage of Oregon’s incentive programs, there’s no getting around the fact that installing solar panels requires a substantial upfront investment, plus the work of installation.

That’s why today we’ll take a look at five homes that come with solar panels, already installed and ready to go! Get the best of both worlds with these homes – green energy without the work it often takes to get it. To find these homes, we used the Custom Keyword VestorFilter™, searching for “solar panels.” Let’s check them out!

#1 – 6935 SE Cora St.


Let’s start things off in the up-and-coming Foster Powell neighborhood. This lovingly maintained home makes the most of its space with an open floor plan, the center of which being a warm and cozy fireplace. You’ll find plenty of updates in this home, such as sleek detailing in the bathrooms and bamboo flooring throughout. In the kitchen, don’t miss the newer gas range and elegant backsplash.

In addition to its included solar panels, a tankless water heater helps this home score a perfect 10 for its Home Energy Score! You’re sure to see the savings fast with this property.

#2 – 1015 NE Oneonta St.


Next up, take a look at this beautiful and spacious Craftsman in highly desirable Dekum Triangle. As you can see from the above photo, the southeast facing roof is covered in solar panels. And in this sunny spot, that means you’re sure to reap their benefits well.

Inside or outside, you’ll find plenty of space for all your favorite activities. The ground floor includes a good-sized kitchen with copious counter space, as well as a formal dining room. Upstairs, double doors open into the primary bedroom, which comes with a large walk in closet. The yard on this home makes a perfect oasis for anyone who enjoys gardening and the outdoors. Raised garden beds, a chicken coop, a stool shed, a large deck complete with sun room – this yard has it all.

#3 – 7634 N Kellogg St.


For this next listing, we hop up to North Portland in the charming St. John’s neighborhood. And what an opportunity it is – a rare newer build Portland Foursquare. This one was built, though, with historic Foursquares in mind, certainly, starting with the wide covered front porch. Inside, you’ll touches like recessed ceilings that give this home the majestic feel of an older home (but with the comforting thought that everything in this home is nice and new).

And the delights don’t stop at the door. The backyard on this home makes for a true escape, with a cozy fire pit and and elegant covered patio perfect for outdoor dining. Whether you want to entertain there or in the formal dining room complete with bay window, this home is bound to impress.

One thing to note about this property, though, is that the solar panels are leased. So for this one, you do have a few strings attached.

#4 – 9327 N Ivanhoe St.


Now for another St. Johns gem, this one a light and bright Craftsman. You’ll love the sweeping floor plan on this home. The star here (well, one of them anyway), may be living room, with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the incredibly private backyard. A gas fireplace framed by tasteful built ins puts the chef’s kiss on this room. Adjacent to the living room, you’ll find a huge kitchen with and island that includes a breakfast bar. The ground floor also includes a home office with French doors as a bonus space.

#5 – 10838 NW Ridge Rd.

Finally, we’ll wrap things up out in Northwest Portland, just a short drive to the heart of Forest Park. The style of this home values grandeur, with high ceilings, indoor columns, and luxury touches throughout. For example, make sure you get a look at the chef’s kitchen, complete with a huge island, Dacor gas range (one of the best), and a double oven. Or, check out the primary suite’s bathroom, which comes with a gorgeously tiled walk in shower as well as a soaking tub.

Outside, a large and very private yard awaits with a good mix of mature landscaping and open space. You’re sure to get all the sun you want! And speaking of sun, the solar panels that pepper this home’s roof are high-producing and sure to lower your energy bill.

Let’s Go Check Them Out Together

If you’re ready to find the top Portland homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever it is you’re looking for – we have a VestorFilter™ for it! Play around with these tools to get the most customized home search out there. And when you’re ready to see them in person, we’ll help you get into the home of your dreams! Call us at 503-773-0000 to find out more or schedule a tour.