News updates from Solar Oregon
SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday that it produced a full-scale solar cell with a sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency rate of 24.2 percent — that is, 24.2 percent of the sunlight that hits the cell is converted into electricity.
Oregon will plug $2.36 million in tax credits into boosting the solar thermal market here, aiming to revive a once popular method of heating water that now holds nascent promise for commercial water users.
The first part of this workshop covers the basics of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners. We will show you: How well solar works in Oregon's climate Available solar technologies Financial incentives and tax credits How to choose a contractor Residential tax credits and incentives often pay for up to 80% of the cost! Participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own and start working with a contractor. Please RSVP below.
A mandate from the 2009 Oregon Legislature to use 1.5 percent of all new construction project budgets for solar energy projects means the agency responsible for housing Oregon’s prisoners will be doing more solar projects in the future.
Oregon is pushing solar energy at a premium price. A new pilot project will reward a select group of homeowners and businesses with monthly checks for installing solar cells. Customers of the state's largest utilities will be funding the program through their electric bills