News updates from Solar Oregon
An ambitious solar project rolling out across Oregon college campuses next week would set one university on a path toward energy independence. The five megawatts planned for Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and Eastern Oregon would create a bigger solar project than any currently operating in Oregon.
Projects ranging from a government initiative involving 20 to 30 buildings to the Facebook data center draw on a growing network of solar designers, installers and manufacturers based in Central Oregon.
Bonneville Power Administration will raise wholesale power rates for its consumer-owned utility customers, such as in Vancouver, Canby and Eugene, by 7.8 percent in October.
County to funnel savings from solar to other energy-efficient projects
His nine-year journey toward living green began small: planting an organic garden and using low VOC paint. It grew larger: installing 47 solar panels and other systems to help his home achieve net zero carbon emissions. And eventually gigantic: making a $2 million documentary film, "Deep Green," about how people the world over are reducing fossil fuel dependence.