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Commercial Basics of Going Solar - 10/16/10 - Siletz

This workshop covers the basics of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon businesses. Current financial incentives may cover up to 90% (or more) of the cost. We will show how well solar works in Oregon's climate, identify available solar technologies and financial incentives, and discuss how to go about choosing a contractor. Participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own, or start working with a contractor right away.

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"Beaverton's pilot solar program came close to reaching its goal of 50 homes"

"Beaverton's pilot solar program came close to reaching its goal of 50 homes"

The goal for the pilot program: Solar energy for 50 new homes by Aug. 31. Four months later, Solar Beaverton didn't quite hit its goal of 50 -- 45 homes signed contracts, with a few others still in negotiations -- but city officials who sponsored the project say they're pleased with the results nonetheless.

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"The Net-Zero-Energy Renovation"

"The Net-Zero-Energy Renovation"

With a background in green building and community development, James Santana has been a part of the Pringle Creek development team since the property was purchased in 2005, helping plan and design Oregon’s first LEED Platinum home, the Pringle Creek cottage; and Painters Hall, Oregon’s first LEED Platinum net-zero-energy commercial building.

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Goal Net Zero Interest Group

A three part series, these Goal Net Zero (GNZ) discussions are great follow up for anyone that has attended a past GNZ tour or just wanting to learn more about net zero concepts, design and building science.

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Future of Energy Forum

Political Forum on Energy and Sustainability • Meet local candidates • Learn where they stand on energy and sustainability issues • Submit questions on the issues that matter to you • Network with energy professionals • Surprise guests

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