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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
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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! 2015 Partners

Presented By

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Energy Trust of Oregon

 Platt Electric

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Community Partners 

Enviro Oregon

 HP Guild


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