News updates from Solar Oregon
Leaders from diverse sectors - including business, rural counties, labor and education - detail the many ways in which renewable energy investments are benefitting Oregon's economy, communities and environment.
Five local businesses in Pendleton are installing solar arrays thanks to the Solarize Pendleton program.
The Oregon Business Energy Tax Credit program, accustomed to having hundreds of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to issue each year, may soon have to share just $10 million with a handful of other programs.
Sanyo Solar opened its $84 million Salem wafer-making plant two years ago, employs just over 200, pays at 150 percent above the average Marion County wage, and has been a strong advocate for solar in Oregon.
SiC Processing doubled the production at its Swan Island plant last year. Over the last six years, the state’s success in landing companies including SolarWorld, Sanyo Solar, Solaicx and others has turned Oregon into the nation’s leader in the manufacturing of solar energy-generating products.