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Solar Now! University 2014


2014 Solar Now! University Conference

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Thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and over 180 attendees!

SNU Main Conference Room lunch presentation
SNU Saturday Lunch
LCRI mini grant awarded

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Solar Now! University is a conference for those who make - and want to make - Oregon solar projects happen.

Its where community officials connect with industry experts; where big ideas meet hands-on information; where renewable energy leaders illuminate where solar is now - and how to help steer it.

This year’s conference was hosted by the City of Hillsboro, about 20 miles west of Portland. It began Thursday evening, June 12, with a Meet-and-Greet at the U.S. headquarters of SolarWorld, a global leader in photovoltaic module production. In addition to networking, attendees took a behind-the-scenes tour of the company’s manufacturing facility, the largest such production plant in the Americas.

This year’s program covered such topics as:

  • Solar options for homes, businesses, public buildings and communities

  • Case studies of installed projects

  • Financing Options

  • Tax credits, incentives & grants

  • Laws and policies that impact solar
  • Solar permitting and codes
  • Technology advancements


A huge thank you once again to all of our excellent sponsors and inspired speakers, without whom this conference could not have occurred.

Click here to see what 2014's conference agenda included

Click here for a complete list of speakers with their presentations

Questions?  Contact Evan Manvel at

 Solar Now! Partners

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  NW Solar Communities Logo

Terrawatt Sponsors



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Gigawatt Sponsors

Umpqua Bank Logo


 ODOE Logo

Solar Cit

Megawatt Sponsor


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Kilowatt Sponsors 


Drive Oregon

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 CEWO logo

 AP logo

Nanowatt Sponsors 

The Cadmus Group

Tonkon Torp LLP

Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Northwest SEED

Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association

Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress

One PacificCoast Bank


Media Sponsors 

Green Living Journal

The Green Economy


Print Sponsors

 Willamette Print & Blueprint, Inc.

The Cadmus Group








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