News updates from Solar Oregon
Gates Furniture in Grants Pass, Ore., found a combination of lighting efficiency improvements to save energy, and a solar electric system to produce power, was the right one-two punch to keep energy costs in check. And cash incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon helped make the investments possible.
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