News updates from Solar Oregon
Solar Oregon will host four Basics of Going Solar Workshops in Washington County this fall. These free workshops will be held in Beaverton on October 13th, Hillsboro on October 20th, Cedar Mill on October 25th, and Sherwood on November 4th. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners.
Standing in a lab surrounded by oxygen chambers and beakers, you can understand why Carolyn Virca’s research may unlock the key to solving renewable energy storage issues and transmission gridlock. Carolyn first heard about water splitting as an undergraduate student, and since then has been interested in chemistry and its applications in solar energy conversion.
Environment America’s recently released report, “Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar for Consumers and Society,” considers the costs and benefits of rooftop solar systems.
The CUB Policy Center is pleased to announce its fifth annual policy conference: Utility 2025: Building the Northwest's Energy Future, taking place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97205).
Next week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will decide whether to support continued American solar industry growth. Senator Wyden’s leadership as the ranking member on the Finance Committee gives him a key role in continuing our national commitment to solar energy. Sen. Wyden could introduce an amendment to include solar in the tax extenders bill. Please call Sen. Wyden at (202) 224-5244 or email and voice your support for solar.