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Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization providing public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.
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Mission, Vision and Values

Solar Oregon Star Founded in 1979, Solar Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Supported by its member organizations and individuals, Solar Oregon provides outreach and education on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future.  Recognizing that business plays a crucial role in reducing our environmental footprint, Solar Oregon also reaches out to the professional and corporate communities.                                                                      

Solar Oregon envisions a future where human prosperity is achieved through efficient technology and renewable energy, conserving all natural systems and resources.  Solar Oregon believes that solar energy is not only an essential part of life, but that it can also play a major role in meeting our energy needs. Together with their members, partners and volunteers, they are building a body of people, knowledge and success that benefits all Oregonians.


I.        MISSON, VISION & VALUES

 

The Mission

Leading the way to a clean energy future by demonstrating the successful use of solar energy in Oregon.

The Vision

Solar Oregon seeks to inspire Oregonians to:
  • Achieve energy independence through solar ownership;
  • Meet a significant portion of their energy needs through solar;
  •  Lead the nation with its clean energy economy;
  • Incorporate solar design as a standard in the built environment; and
  • Understand the role of solar energy in the sustainable energy future.
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The Values

Solar Oregon’s values – community, optimism, leadership, passion, results, and distributed and scalable solutions - form the core of everything they do:

 

Community

Solar Oregon has developed a community where Oregonians who are interested in solar energy have a voice and feel empowered to be the solution for a clean energy future.  They provide a forum for sharing local perspective, knowledge and experience.

 

Optimism

Solar Oregon believes that a clean energy future is possible, and that solar will move us to a clean energy future.

 

Leadership

Solar Oregon leads the way for a clean energy future by demonstrating the successful use of solar energy.  Through their Solar Ambassadors, community organizers and members, they inspire people to share their practical experience.  Solar Oregon provides leadership through their depth of knowledge and connections across Oregon.

 

Passion

Solar Oregon loves what it does!  They are a mission-oriented organization motivated by the meaningful work they do.  At Solar Oregon, you will find a workplace surrounded by people who share their passion and values, motivated by the idea that there is always something new on the solar horizon.  Solar Oregon has members with energy, who share their ideas, experience and knowledge.

 

Results

Solar Oregon’s community, optimism, leadership and passion guide the results they strive to achieve.  As an organization, they seek to:

·         expand geographically;

·         build awareness of solar and alternative energy sources;

·         promote education at all levels; and

·         promote equal opportunity and access to solar energy for all Oregonians.

 

Distributed and Scalable Solutions

Solar Oregon promotes distributed and scalable solutions as a core value as these solutions not only cut down on the environmental and financial cost of transmitting energy over long distances but, more importantly, because it puts energy in the hands of the consumer.   By eliminating the distance between consumers and the sources of their energy, Solar Oregon promotes greater understanding of consumption and reduction in energy use. 

 

Equity

We support equal opportunity and access to solar energy, green jobs and the clean energy economy it creates.

 
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