News updates from Solar Oregon
The Solar Water Heating Bill, known simply as HB 3344, will put the installation of solar water heaters on the same footing as installing solar panels to generate electricity (photovoltaic or PV). Please contact your state legislators and ask them to support this important piece of solar legislation.
Solar Oregon is excited to announce the recipients of three $10,000 mini-grants to non-profits and local governments in Oregon to increase the deployment of rooftop solar. The three Oregon solar projects that were awarded the grants are in the communities of Bend, Eugene, and Happy Valley.
We want to make learning about self-sufficiency fun and provide you with hands-on know-how. Wanna grow your own organic and grass-fed food? Check. Lower your utility bills with solar or wind energy? You know it. Build with greener materials? Yep. Use herbs to spice up meals and keep you healthy? Gotcha covered at the Mother Earth News Fair this June in Albany Oregon.
In SW Portland, the Hillsdale Solar Coalition offers discounts on group solar energy home installations and passes the savings along to local schools.